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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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Garment Maker to Pay $1 Million in 2011 Lockout/Tagout Fatality Cal/OSHA citations aren't the only charges employers can face in accident cases. In this case the Orange County DA – a criminal prosecutor - settled a civil case. Read about it here.  Read more here ... More...
Seven Workers Die in Recent Weeks A series of workplace fatalities throughout California in occurred in the last few weeks. Here are the details. Read more here ... More...
New Name & New Features for the Daily News Digest Meet OSHA Today – version 3.0 of Cal-OSHA Reporter's News Digest. New name, new look, new features. Read more here ... More...
Seven California Groups Get Federal Harwood Training Grants Training is the lifeblood of occupational safety and health. Here's how federal largess is helping California organizations train workers – and employers – on keeping workplaces safe. Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA Getting Closer to Formal Rules on Tractor-Mounted Carriers California growers have long sought formal recognition for equipment that is commonly used in fields, but the Division of Occupational Safety and Health questions. Now a set of rules is close to being proposed. Here's what it could look like. Read more here ... More...
Greatly Reduced Penalties for Fatality Cases Cal/OSHA routinely cites employers for serious violations and sometimes the penalties run into six figures. But how do employers convince the agency to settle for a greatly reduced amount? It happens more often that you think. Here are some recent examples and the reasoning behind the agreements. Read more here ... More...
Cal-OSHA Reporter Wins Investigative Journalism Awards Cal-OSHA Reporter recognized for its coverage of two important issues, the Chevron fire and the critical work of Cal/OSHA's Mining & Tunneling Unit. Read more here ... More...