The Authority has a new resource, Hot Work Procedures and Permits, and an updated resource, Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy, available to members.
The Hot Work Procedures and Permits resource includes procedures to protect agency staff from injury and illness and to protect property from damage by fire resulting from flames, sparks, or other ignition sources. The permit section includes a safety checklist and areas for emergency numbers, fire rescue procedures, permit retention information, and more.
The Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy template replaces an older version of this resource. The template’s purpose is to help public agencies promote and maintain a workplace that is free of drugs and alcohol and to discourage substance abuse by employees. Note that there will be additional revisions to this template after January 1, 2024, in order to comply with AB 2188, which Governor Newsom signed into law in September.