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Record Breaking Settlement Involving Workplace Safety


Bumble Bee Foods LLC will pay $6,000,000 to settle criminal charges for a 2012 death of an employee in their Santa Fe Springs, California plant.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release Wednesday that the settlement was “the largest-known disbursement in a California criminal prosecution of workplace safety violations involving a single victim.”

Ask yourself these questions.  If the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) walked through your door today:

  1.   Would I be in compliant with safety regulations?
  2.   Do I have all the proper mandatory safety manuals?
  3.   When was the last time my broker met with my carrier to go through all safety documents?
  4.   Do I have a working Injury Illness Prevention Program in place?

As a business owner, of course, one of your main concerns is employee safety.  As your broker, I’m here to help make sure your company is in full compliance with today’s health and safety regulations.  Please contact us for further information or for a quote.  We’re here to help.

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