Confiscated Clothing Finds a Good Home

The California Labor Commissioner's office donated clothing worth more than $33,000 this week to the Shelter Partnership, Inc. The goods were seized from garment manufacturers operating illegally in Los Angeles and surrounding counties.

The California Labor Commissioner's office donated adult and children's clothing worth more than $33,000 this week to the Shelter Partnership, Inc. The goods were seized from garment manufacturers operating illegally in Los Angeles and surrounding counties. Shelter Partnership operates the S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank and serves 180 homeless and domestic violence shelters.

The confiscated clothing came from companies that violated California labor laws requiring proper registration with the state. By law, confiscated clothing items must be placed in storage and disposed of or destroyed after 45 days. It may be donated to nonprofit organizations provided they agree the items will not be resold.

The office had donated confiscated clothing worth more than $14,000 one year ago. "These donated garments help individuals and families who really need them and at the same time serve to highlight the penalties this office will impose on underground employers who undermine California's economy," said California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su. "I am delighted to have this wonderful partnership with the Shelter Partnership, Inc."

"We are thrilled to have this long-term and win-win relationship with the Department of Industrial Relations that gets new, quality clothing in the hands of children and adults experiencing homelessness in our community," responded Ruth Schwartz, the partnership's executive director.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue