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FLASH: Napa Earthquake: Employer Wakeup Call A damaging earthquake in Wine Country could have been a lot worse for employers – it happened in the middle of the night. But what happens if next time it's during work hours? Here are ways to get your workplace ready for the next Big One. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Big Changes Proposed for Heat Illness Rules The comment period has started on a host of proposed changes to the California heat illness prevention standard. Here's what Cal/OSHA proposes and details on an upcoming public hearing on the proposal. Read more here ... More...
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...

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Appeals Board Seeks Plan to Settle Cases Earlier Cal/OSHA appeals are taking longer and longer to get to hearing. The Appeals Board has some ideas but controversies arise from both Cal/OSHA’s prosecution and employer’s defense. Click here to read the real inside story. Read more here ... More...
Three Workers Dead in Recent Incidents Cal/OSHA is looking into one of a trio of fatalities in mid-September. But were they caused by workplace conditions or from natural causes? Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA’s New High-Hazard List What is the most hazardous industry in California? And which industries is Cal/OSHA targeting for inspection based on their injury rates? Here's the latest list from the safety agency. Read more here ... More...
Sacramento Safety and Health Summit Coming October 8th From stripping hangars to fall rescue, the Sacramento ASSE chapter has a full day in store for safety professionals. Here's when and where this important event is being held. Read more here ... More...
Fed-OSHA’s Most Cited What are the standards that Fed-OSHA cites the most often? And how does the federal list match up with Cal/OSHA? Read more here ... More...
FACE: Safety Devices Aren’t Any Good if They’re Not Operational The 2013 death of an electrician at a chrome-plating plant could have been avoided, say officials, if the employer had followed some basic safety steps. Here's what an after-action report says would have saved the worker's life. Read more here ... More...
Clarification on Reporting Story Do Cal/OSHA regulations explicitly require reporting certain types of injuries? Here's the answer. Read more here ... More...
Question of the Week Fatality and serious injury reporting has gray areas, which could lead to costly fines for the unprepared employer. Here's one example in a new feature in Cal-OSHA Reporter. Read more here ... More...