Webinars & Other Updates: August 20, 2020

August 20, 2020

Webinars & Other Updates: August 20, 2020

Upcoming Webinars

Heat Illness Prevention
Presented by: State Fund
Recorded Webinar…View Anytime!

Talk about a heat wave! As temperatures rise, so does the risk of heat illness. California employers with any outdoor places of employment must comply with the Heat Illness Prevention standard. Due to the current state restrictions, many more employees may be working outdoors and might not be aware of the risks that can come with the heat.

Check out this webinar recording from State Compensation Insurance Fund to learn how to protect your employees from heat illness when working outdoors and maintain Cal/OSHA compliance.

Topics covered include:

  • Ways of preventing heat illness in outdoor workers
  • Signs and symptoms of heat illness and appropriate first aid/emergency response
  • The requirements of Cal/OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Standard, T8CCR Section 3395
  • What Cal/OSHA requires employers to include in a written Heat Illness Prevention Plan
  • Common Cal/OSHA citations related to work outdoors in the heat

More information can also be found via the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention eTool: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/etools/08-006/index.htm

Plan and Prepare for Q4:Retail, Restaurants, and Health & Wellness
Presented by: Cal Poly CIE Small Business Development Center
August 25, 2020 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am PST

As the biggest revenue-making quarter of the year approaches, we are bringing together experts in strategy and digital marketing to make sure your business is ready for the upcoming holiday season.

  • 9 am – 10:05 am General Session
  • 10:05 am -10:10 am Break
  • 10:10 am -11:00 am Industry Break Out Sessions

This workshop is led by Lani Lott, expert consultant in economic revitalization and Steve Burnside, a digital marketing specialist.
Lott will lay out the “Road Map to Prepare for the Holiday Season,” including customer outreach strategies and the importance of collaborating with fellow business owners. Burnside will discuss in-practice tools and platforms to digitally market strategies. Receive a valuable policy and regulation update from Downtown SLO and participate in breakout sessions, specific to your industry.

The registration fee for this workshop is $10/person

Other Information and Updates

California Wildfire Smoke Regulations

As if the heat wasn’t enough, the smoke produced by nearby wildfires is now adding another level of concern for outdoor workers.

State Fund has provided information regarding Cal/OSHA requirements and other steps that can be taken to help protect yourself and your employees against wildfire smoke exposure.


You can also visit https://www.airnow.gov/ to check and monitor air quality.

If you have questions regarding safety compliance as a result of impaired air quality, please email our Loss Control Analyst, Michael Schedler at mschedler@morrisgarritano.com.

Stay up-to-date with CDC Guidance

It is important to monitor your new safety practices and procedures for necessary changes, but staying up to date with the changing CDC guidance can be difficult.

For example, did you know the CDC made recent updates to when a person can discontinue home isolation?

Sign up for regular CDC newsletter updates by clicking the button below. Enter “COVID-19” in the search bar for applicable newsletters.

REMINDER: SLO City Small Business Relief Fund

Applications for the SLO CIty Small Business Relief Fund will be accepted until 5 pm on Monday, August 24. All for-profit businesses in the City of SLO are invited to review the eligibility criteria and apply. Applicants are eligible to receive a grant of $5,000 to help fill immediate financial gaps until they can resume normal operations.

Recipients will be notified of possible funding in mid-September. 

REMINDER: Paso Robles COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

The deadline to apply for the Paso Robles COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program is August 23, 2020 with grant recipients being notified and funds allocated by mid to late September.

The program will assist 10 to 20 small businesses with micro-grants of up to $10,000 in one-time financial assistance for the purpose of relieving some of the costs caused by required closures/business interruption due to COVID-19. 

Businesses headquartered in the city of Paso Robles are invited to review the eligibility criteria and apply.