43 COR 40-7448 [¶22,620R]
INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP) – TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION ON NEW JOB ASSIGNMENTS
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3203(a)(7)(C) (2016) – Although Employer provided some form of training on heat illness to employees, there was not enough to demonstrate that Employer provided adequate instruction, as required by the safety order. Moreover, as primary employer, it was responsible for implementing the training requirements of §3203(a)(7), and could not delegate that responsibility to a secondary employer.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE DEVICES – HAZARD ASSESSMENT AND EQUIPMENT SELECTION
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3380(f)(1) (2016) – Employer failed to assess the foot injury hazard at its worksite. Although employees wore closed-toe shoes, they did not wear shoes with enhanced foot protection.
FOOT PROTECTION – APPROPRIATE FOOT PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYEES EXPOSED TO FOOT INJURIES
Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3385(a) (2016) – Employer failed to provide employees with appropriate foot protection. Although Employer claimed that one of its experienced employees never felt exposed to the hazard of a forklift running over his foot, the safety order is designed to prevent injuries; therefore, it was irrelevant whether or not the employee felt that he was exposed to the hazard.