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How California Senate Bill 258 Increases Workplace Safety

By Kenton Koszdin on June 7, 2018 | In Law & Information

How California Senate Bill 258 Increases Workplace Safety

If you have any questions about benefits related to Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation, call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today! We’re here to help if you’ve suffered a workplace injury or disability. Many employees injured on the job are afraid that filing a workers’ compensation claim will cause their employer to react negatively and threaten their employment. It is important to remember that California law empowers all employees who sustain an injury on the job with the right to file a worker’s compensation claim!

Last fall, Governor Brown signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017, originally introduced as Senate Bill 258 in 2017. The Act impacts employers by requiring them to provide specified information to employees about cleaning products used in the workplace. Specifically, manufacturers of “cleaning products” must disclose chemical ingredients, and employers must label any container into which a cleaning product is transferred with certain required information.

This legislation is directed at improving worker safety when using designated cleaning products, such as those related to general-cleaning, air-care, floor-maintenance, automotive, or polishing, i.e, products used primarily for janitorial, industrial or domestic cleaning purposes.

This bill’s language directs manufacturers of designated cleaning products to disclose the chemicals in their products and provide safety data sheets. Further, employers who possess and use these products in the workplace must obtain and make the safety data sheets available in the workplace to employees.

The Kenton Koszdin Law Office helps injured workers stay on their feet physically and financially. If you have a workers’ compensation claim, please do not hesitate to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. Time is of the essence! Failing to meet the 30-day deadline for filing a workers’ compensation claim could result in unreimbursed medical costs and lost wages, which otherwise would have been paid by the California workers’ compensation system.

We help the residents of greater Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley obtain workers’ compensation benefits! We offer free office and in-home consultations at your complete convenience. Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. Se habla espańol!

 

 

 

 

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