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California Lead Acid Battery Fee Account Registration

Facilities can now register online for a California Lead Acid Battery Fee account with the California State Board of Equalization here: Be sure to read the other sections of their website (Overview, Dealers/Retailers, Industry Topics, Resources) for additional information or contact your ManPower Compliance Services representative at 877-626-7697.

California Battery Fee

Beginning on April 1, 2017 a mandatory $1 California Battery Fee must be collected for lead acid battery purchases, similar to the current fee for tires. The text of the law can be read here: The fee must be listed as a separate line item on the invoice as “California Battery Fee”. If a […]

First Aid vs. Not First Aid

First Aid Completing and Posting the OSHA Log 300 Everything is REPORTABLE, but NOT all incidents are recordable. With limited expectations, every employer in the state (including state and local public agencies), must complete the Log and Summary of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, also known as the OSHA Log 300 (Title 8, California Code of […]

2017 Compliance Roundup

Most ManPower Compliance Services clients have been using the electronic OSHA 300 injury log form at The email following this one will contain an attachment that has all the recordable injuries that occurred in 2016. If the form is inaccurate you can respond via email or FAX (626-602-9209). Note that first aid claims are […]

Used Oil Filters Made Easy

There has been a lot of recent activity on the subject of managing used oil filters and some conflicting notions on how to manage them properly. Firstly, there has been NO CHANGE in the California Code of Regulations regarding the disposal of filters.  The DTSC Regulatory Assistance Guide Document on managing used oil filters is easy to comprehend and can be […]


Since 1991 California State regulations have required a hazardous waste tank system assessment to be performed every 5 years by a licensed Professional Engineer.   Local City and County hazardous materials inspectors, who are tasked with enforcing State law, were unaware of this statute until approximately three years ago.   At that point sporadic enforcement […]

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