Thanks to years of pioneering efforts by brave women and legal changes at the state and federal levels, it is now possible for female workers to accomplish more than ever before. Employers can no longer consider gender as a factor when determining whom they hire. The same is also true for consideration relating to promotions, wage increases, and layoffs or terminations.
Safety training is one of the most crucial aspects of any company's quest to protect the health and safety of workers, regardless of the industry. Too many workers in California suffer workplace injuries within their first few months on the job because employers did not provide safety training from day one. The first thing new hires should learn is that safety comes first -- always.
You know that working in a physical profession carries certain health and safety risks. Construction workers, loggers, deep-sea fishermen, landscape professionals: All of these people face a great risk of getting injured on the job.
California employers are responsible for the health and safety of employees. They must ensure that workers are aware of the hazards posed by their jobs, and safety training must be provided to prevent on-the-job injuries. Sadly, not all employers prioritize employee safety, and lives are often lost in preventable workplace accidents.