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FLASH: DOSH Seeks Major Changes to Heat Illness Standard California is leading the way again in High-heat procedures. New requirements have been proposed that will kick in at a lower temperature and water and shade will have to be provided at specific distances. The proposal just made by Cal/OSHA to its Standards Board. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Cal/OSHA Construction Crackdown Happening Now A rash of deaths at California construction sites means that Cal/OSHA will come calling to workplaces to make sure fall protection is in place. Read more here ... More...

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See You Later in September – Public Hearing Date Changed for Proposed Heat Illness Revisions  Desire to ensure heat illness revision package is heard in early fall prompts board to make an unusual move. Read more here ... More...
Warehouse’s Alleged Failure to Abate Triggers $300K in Penalties As Cal/OSHA and a Southern California warehouse operator work to solve foot-protection problems at the facility, DOSH learns of a serious incident – and proposes huge additional penalties. Read more here ... More...
Employee Dies in Tomato Field Cal/OSHA is investigating a recent death in the Central Valley farm country. Here's what DOSH knows so far. Read more here ... More...
Labor Contractor Denied Variance to Use Short-Handled Weeding Tools Workers don't like using gloves to hand weed, employer says, asking that they be able to use knives, spoons and spatulas. Here's what Cal/OSHA said, and why.  Read more here ... More...
Ag Night Work Proposal Edges Closer to Formal Introduction It probably won't happen in time for this year's growing season, but Cal/OSHA is working toward a formal proposal to protect workers during increasingly common night work operations in farm country. Here's how the proposal looks so far. Read more here ... More...
Governor Signs Reporting Bill It isn't what the sponsors envisioned, but a new bill signed by the governor modernizes serious injury and fatality reporting. Click here to read about this and other bills in the statehouse. Read more here ... More...