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  1. Whether you work in the medical field, a theme park, or perform manual labor or construction, there are many reasons to take a California OSHA training course. You may not be required to take one for your current job, but having an OSHA card is an asset to those working in any industry and to have on your resume. OSHA Courses Online OSHA training makes it easier for workers to get training fast and efficiently. While classroom courses are offered throughout the state, online OSHA hazard recognition training guarantees high-quality, interactive education for every student, with downl
  2. Employee Rights to Documents and Records You have the right to receive copies of written information about hazards in your workplace. Exposure Records and Medical Records: You may access exposure records that show your own exposure to toxic substances and harmful physical agents as well as exposures to other employees doing similar work. Your employer must provide you the records within 15 days after receiving your written request. Exposure records include environmental workplace monitoring, biological monitoring results, and safety data sheets. You may access medical recor
  3. Requirements for an employer’s injury and illness prevention program All California employers must create and carry out an effective program to meet the requirements of Cal/OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) regulation. The employer’s IIPP must be in writing and must specify in concrete terms the employer’s ongoing activities in each of the following areas: • Responsibility: Name or job title of the person or persons authorized and responsible for implementing the program. • Compliance: Written system for ensuring compliance with safe and healthy work pra
  4. Information you should provide to district office staff: • When you call Cal/OSHA, the information you provide may be critical to the success of Cal/OSHA’s investigation of the hazard. You should give the staff person the following information: • Name and address of your employer. Include the job site address if it is different from the mailing address. • Where the hazard is located at the job site. Example: “The table saw in room 12.” • When the hazardous operation or condition occurs. Example: “We use this solvent to clean every Friday afternoon.” • Description of t
  5. Discrimination Against Women in the Workplace? Discrimination against women in the workplace is when an employer treats a female employee less favorably than the employer would a male employee specifically because of the employee's gender. Examples of discrimination against women in the workplace are when a woman is rejected for employment, when a woman loses a promotion to a less-qualified male employee, or when a woman is harmed in any way because of her gender. Workplace Discrimination Definition Workplace discrimination is when an employer treats either a male or female emplo
  6. Gender discrimination, sometimes referred to as sex-based discrimination or sexual discrimination, is the unequal treatment of someone based on her (or his) sex. A civil rights violation, it's illegal in the workplace when it affects the "terms or conditions of employment." It's addressed by federal law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, as well as other legislation. Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment falls under the umbrella of gender discrimination. A woman might be entitled to the same perks, advancements, p
  7. Men are not supposed to be paid more for performing a particular job just because they are men. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it a legal federal requirement that pay scales for identical work be the same regardless of whether the employee doing the labor is male or female. If a woman works the same hours, performs the same tasks, and has to meet the same goals for her employer as a man does, she is entitled to equal pay. When women are paid less than men based on their gender, it is a form of sex discrimination and it is illegal. The following statistics show how women are often u
  8. Discrimination against women starts at birth. Gender lines are drawn early, and exclusions for women continue throughout adulthood. These constant messages may lead to a false belief that women do not belong in the corporate world. We Are All Born Into a World Filled With Stereotypes From the moment we are conceived, both boys and girls are subjected to stereotypes. The baby aisle in stores is filled with blue blankets and clothes for boys, while adjacent aisles are filled with pink for girls. A few stores (for example, Target) are slowly starting to steer away from gender-focused m
  9. The question of, "What do you know about us?" is asked to gauge your real interest in the job and the employer. They are not interested in you if you are not interested in them. If you fail to have a good answer to this question, the interview is effectively over. So, demonstrate that you are really interested -- that you didn't just hit a the "apply" button on a random job posting. Smart job seekers are well prepared for this question to so their interest in the employer and the job are clear. So, What Do You Know About Them? If you don't know much about them, the assu
  10. The question of, "Why do you want to work here?" is not limited to job interviews. You’ll find it knocking on your door in networking, informational interviewing, and even at job fairs. When you are asked this innocent-sounding question, you must have a strong, relevant answer. Your answer should demonstrate your knowledge of the company and the skills, talents, experience, and strengths you have that are a match for their culture and the targeted position/department. It's Not About You Until you get to the point of receiving an offer, employers are just looking for rea
  11. This is a critical question because it will show your success, self-confidence, and preparation. Employers take this question very seriously, and you should, too. In this answer, do double-time by selling yourself and by demonstrating your knowledge of the company. Start by doing your homework on the employer before the interview, even if it is "only" a telephone interview. That research will likely include visiting their website, Googling their name, and performing an advanced search on LinkedIn long before you ever find yourself in the interview! Bad Answers to This
  12. Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years? Most job seekers jump into this question without truly having set any personal career goals. Developing your answer to this question can help you get more purposeful about the direction of your career. View this question as an opportunity for you to do a bit of career planning as well as answering the question. Considering the average length of time people stay with a company or in a job is 4.6 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it seems a little silly that employers will still ask this question. However, a bad answer to this q
  13. While this is often among the first questions asked at the start of the interview, the reason they ask is not to become best friends. Avoid answers that give away personal information about yourself! Some of that information might take you off the top-candidates list. An employer isn’t going to hire you because you have such cute children (causing you to miss work), a wonderful husband or wife (causing you to miss work), or interesting hobbies (causing you to miss work). Nor are they going to hire you because your current job is terrible and the organization is an awful place to
  14. 2. Sell Products Online If you ever dreamed of opening a retail store, that doesn't have to be put on hold because you're a stay-at-mom. The Internet has made it possible to sell products from any location, including your house. The United States Postal Service even offers Carrier Pickup services that will pick your packages at your house making it simple to run a retail business from home. Your children can even help out with the work from home business by packing orders and getting them ready to mail. As far as products, you can sell products you make, or buy wholesale or used item
  15. Busy moms who want to stay home to raise their children, but also want to contribute to the family income, have many options for building a flexible home based career. Even so, for many moms, the initial search for work-at-home options can be daunting and discouraging. In past, moms had limited options for making money at home, such as doing child care, ironing services, or direct sales. Today, the Internet has made it easier and more affordable to start a flexible business around raising children. If you are a mom wanting to work at home, here are 5 Internet-based home business idea
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