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FLASH: Refinery Task Force's Six Reforms Changes are coming to refinery safety and the governor's Working Group says they should be made “immediately.” Here are the six changes the group says need to be made. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Brown Administration Picks New Labor Secretary Leadership at the state's Labor and Workforce Development Agency is changing as Gov. Jerry Brown appoints a new agency head. Who is taking over for long-time advisor Marty Morgenstern? Click here for the details. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Governor Nixes Automatic Abatement Bill With the legislative clock ticking down, Gov. Brown vetoes AB 1165, a controversial bill that would have reversed procedures on abatement of serious hazards. But Brown signed several other occupational safety and health-related bills. Read more here ... More...

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Effective Safety Professionals Need Sales Skills in their Toolbox “Selling safety” is not a new idea, but what skills does it really take. Learn from a safety professional with a unique background. Read more here ... More...
Was Bakersfield Well-Work Fatality Related to Flame Retardant Suit? When a Bakersfield well operation worker drops dead on the job what’s the cause? Did his flame-retardant suit contribute to the death and how? Read more here ... More...
Hand Protection Changes Take Effect Based on a case that literally dates back to the turn of the last century, the rules on when employers have to provide hand protection – gloves – are reset. Here's what the changes are and when they take effect. Employers will be happy. Read more here ... More...
No Shock: SCE Granted Variance on Live-Line, Barehand Procedures Standards Board variance grants Southern California Edison approval to use “live-line, barehand” techniques, allowing linesmen to directly work on energized lines. How does this work? How many safety orders would it violate without a variance? Find out here. Read more here ... More...
DOSH Cites Los Angeles Employer in Anaheim Arena Electrocution What mistake did an electrician make that led to his death at the Honda Center last September? Here's the story and the action Cal/OSHA took against his employer. Read more here ... More...
DOSH Issues Serious Cites in 5 Deaths Across Swath of California Industries Serious Citations have just been issued across a wide swath of California industries in deaths. Could these tragedies have been avoided? Here's what Cal/OSHA has to say about that resulted in worker deaths. Read more here ... More...