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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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Winds Knock Down Scaffold in Napa Here are Prevention Tips Wind screens and other protective devices on scaffolds can actually act like a sail if the scaffold is exposed to high winds. A recent incident in Napa provides an example of this effect, and lessons on how to prevent it. Read more here ... More...
Three Workers Die in Mid-October Cal/OSHA is investigating a trio of fatal incidents at California workplaces. Are they work related? Here's what the worker safety agency is saying so far. Read more here ... More...
John Howard Headlines CIHC Event The year's conference of the California Industrial Hygiene Read more here ... More...
Fed-OSHA Wants Chemical ‘Dialogue’ Acknowledging its efforts to set and update permissible exposure limits on chemicals have largely failed, Fed-OSHA is looking to stakeholders for ideas to better protect workers. Here's how to participate. Read more here ... More...
Committee to Look at New Safety Requirements for Iron Work Has Cal/OSHA's lack of requirements for newer iron work techniques left workers vulnerable to injuries. A coalition of groups says so and is seeking regulatory changes. Click here to find out about talks slated to begin soon on changes to the Construction Safety Orders. Read more here ... More...
Distracted Driving a National Killer Here’s a safety poster for you about texting while driving. Drivers seem to ignore the rules. The results can be deadly, here’s a reminder courtesy of our friends at Bikers Against Texting you can use. Read more here ... More...