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FLASH: Motel Owner Faces Willful Violation for Ignoring Cal/OSHA Red-Tag Violating an Order Prohibiting Use already has left a Santa Barbara employer with a conviction for violating the state Labor Code. Now Cal/OSHA has weighed in with its citations. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: 2 Contractors Violate Stop Order – Cited For $300,000 Two Construction Firms were cited by Cal/OSHA for refusing to stop work when so ordered and multiple willful safety violations. Read more here ... More...

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Standards Board Extends Comment Period on Wood Dust PEL Proposal Does a proposal to lower the PELs for two types of dust need some re-milling? Here's what some wood products employer groups have to say about this Cal/OSHA regulatory move. Read more here ... More...
Is DOSH Properly Enforcing Confined Spaces in Construction? A Cal/OSHA adoption of federal language last year raised some questions, leaving contractors wondering if the new standard is actually being enforced. Click here to get the answer. Read more here ... More...
Final California CFOI Count Shows One of Lowest Fatality Totals Ever California workplace fatalities are trending down, as final statistics for 2014 bear out. Here's how the state performed versus national data. Read more here ... More...
Board Denies Petition on LOTO Exception – Could Reduce Safety Is Cal/OSHA's lockout/tagout standard clear enough for employers? Here's what the Standards Board said about a proposal to replace the entire regulation with federal language. Read more here ... More...
Tree Service Cited in Trimmer’s Death What was a tree trimmer's fatal mistake and what repercussions did the incident have for his employer? And how can other employer's learn from this fatality? Read more here ... More...
Three Employers Cited in 2015 Chlorine Leak at Processing Plant When scores of workers were exposed to a chlorine release at a California food plant, they didn’t know how to respond, Cal/OSHA says. Now it has responded to the incident by citing the processing company and two temporary agencies.  Read more here ... More...
Petitioner Seeks Saw-Guarding Revisions; Promoting a Product? Is a Cal/OSHA regulation dangerous because it allows operators of circular saws to get their hands too close to the blades? That's what a petitioner thinks – but does his regulatory request have more to do with a product he is promoting? Read more here ... More...