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FLASH: 2 Contractors Violate Stop Order – Cited For $300,000 Two Construction Firms were cited by Cal/OSHA for refusing to stop work when so ordered and multiple willful safety violations. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Cal/OSHA Seeks Huge Penalties in Refinery Explosion What triggered California's safety agency to hit ExxonMobil with a half dozen willful violations and seek more than half a million dollars in penalties? Here's the story. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Standards Board Finally Gets Seats Filled After months of waiting, the Cal/OSH Standards Board gets two vacant seats filled and finds out what happens to members with expired terms. Here's how it all shakes out. Read more here ... More...

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Raytheon Qualifies for Cal/VPP Star A company synonymous with national defense protects workers with the best safety defense – prevention. Read more here ... More...
Multi-Employer Citations in Lockout/Tagout Meat Grinder Injury Lockout/tagout lapses are one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in California workplaces. Here's another example of why that is so, and how to avoid such tragedies. Read more here ... More...
Electrocution Early Warning Magnetometers are Out A technology instructor says accidental contact with overhead lines could be avoided if Cal/OSHA requires the use of devices to detect power lines' magnetic fields. But the agency says that's a bad idea. Here's why. Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA Taking a Look at Marijuana Regulations Could a new law that requires Cal/OSHA to determine if safety regulations are needed for medical marijuana be a foundation for legalization? Read more here ... More...
Settlement in Deadly 2012 Bakersfield Storage Tank Collapse A wrecking company allegedly fails to do its homework before taking down a huge storage tank, and a worker dies. Here's how the subsequent Cal/OSHA citation case was resolved. Read more here ... More...
Struck-By’s Kill Two Workers California safety investigators are working to determine what went wrong at two worksites where employees were killed by objects they were working around. Read more here ... More...
Telecom Union: Cal/OSHA Should Adopt New Fed Pole Climbing Rules New technology has changed the fall protection rules for electrical pole climbers. Why shouldn't they be applied to telecommunications, petitioners ask Cal/OSHA. Read more here ... More...