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FLASH: DOSH and UFW Settle Heat Illness Lawsuit Was it a coincidence that the United Farm Workers settled its lawsuit with Cal/OSHA over heat illness enforcement just as the revisions to the heat illness standard took effect? That's the question that remains to be answered. In the meantime, here are the basics of the settlement. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Short Window to Comment on Heat Illness Guidance Want to put in your two cents to Cal/OSHA on the recent changes to the heat illness standard? Here's your chance, but you only have a few days to act. Here's how. Read more here ... More...

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Senate Confirms Sum & Carter California Senate gives its unanimous nod to two Cal/OSHA leaders . Read more here ... More...
Willful Cite & Penalties Upheld for Modifying Trench Shoring Design No workers were hurt at construction project, but DOSH says it was a willful violation. It upheld a $68,000  penalty. Here's why you might agree Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA Investigates Deaths Three workers die on the job in recent days. So what went wrong? Here's the latest on Cal/OSHA investigations. Read more here ... More...
High X-Mods Can Mean Disqualification for Subcontractors Experience modification ratings above a certain number can spell trouble for contractors, but general and sub. Here's how generals evaluate subs – and work with them to make work sites safer. Read more here ... More...
Study Says Recyclers Face Many Hazards; Urges Cities to Intervene America now recycles more than one-third of its waste and that rate is expected to grow. But at what cost to workers? A new study explores ways to bring a dangerously high injury rate down. Read more here ... More...
Stakeholders Don’t React to Ship Building, Metal Decking Proposals Cal/OSHA says two of its safety orders are not as effective as their federal counterparts. Here's what the issues are, how the Standards Board intends to fix them and the results of a recent public hearing on both. Read more here ... More...
Napa Valley Program Graduates Farmworkers in English 52 farmworkers have just completed a four-month course to help them learn English. Among the benefits? A safer workplace. Read more here ... More...
Correction: UFW's Membership Does United Farm Workers claim more than double the membership it actually has? One report suggests that is so. Read more here ... More...