Avoiding Engulfment Hazards in Agricultural Industry

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 24, 2022

Engulfment risks are some of the most overlooked hazards in agricultural operations. The most common types of engulfment hazards are in grain silos, where a worker can q...

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Dear David: Denying Vacation Requests

Posted by: David Katz | May 20, 2022

Question: Is it acceptable for us to be denying vacation requests? Answer: In general, yes. But you should have — and document — a legitimate business reason f...

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Spiking Materials Costs Imperil Apartment, Commercial Projects

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 18, 2022

Construction firms are reeling from snowballing costs of building materials due to spiking demand and supply chain snarls that are resulting in massive budget cost overruns...

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Straight from the Source: How a Woman Owned Company Encourages Sustainability

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 17, 2022

Being an environmentally conscious business is important for many reasons, from protecting our world for future generations to helping you attract and retain customers. S...

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Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers Against Heat Illness

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 12, 2022

As we get closer to another scorching California summer, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers with outdoor workers to take precautions to protect them against the heat. Calif...

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Cal/OSHA’s New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Loosens Some Requirements

Posted by: VMA Staff | May 06, 2022

Cal/OSHA has issued new language that amends its current COVID-19 emergency temporary standard and pushes back the expiration date of the ETS until the end of the year. ...

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Half a Dozen Reasons Why Donuts and VMA Are Good for You

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 29, 2022

We all want a reason to think donuts are good for us. We found 6 ways donuts are beneficial! And just like donuts, VMA can be good for the health of your business. Here...

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Half a Dozen Reasons Why Donuts and VMA Are Good for You

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 28, 2022

We all want a reason to think donuts are good for us. We found 6 ways donuts are beneficial! And just like donuts, VMA can be good for the health of your business. ...

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Bureau Recommends 7.6% Workers’ Comp Rate Hike California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Posted by: VMA Staff | Apr 26, 2022

California's Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is recommending that benchmark workers' compensation rates for all class codes in the state increase an average o...

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Dear David: Terminating Remote Employees

Posted by: David Katz | Apr 20, 2022

Question: Is there anything special we should know before terminating a remote employee? Answer: Terminations involving remote employees function much the same as...

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