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FLASH: DOSH and UFW Settle Heat Illness Lawsuit Was it a coincidence that the United Farm Workers settled its lawsuit with Cal/OSHA over heat illness enforcement just as the revisions to the heat illness standard took effect? That's the question that remains to be answered. In the meantime, here are the basics of the settlement. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Short Window to Comment on Heat Illness Guidance Want to put in your two cents to Cal/OSHA on the recent changes to the heat illness standard? Here's your chance, but you only have a few days to act. Here's how. Read more here ... More...

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DOSH Investigating 9 Fatalities From fatal falls to a deadly plunge from a tractor, Cal/OSHA is working to determine why a number of workers died in the first weeks of July. Here's what the agency knows so far. Read more here ... More...
Citations in Petaluma Pipe Death A worker is crushed to death by a pipe at a construction project. What did Cal/OSHA say the employer did wrong in the incident? Click here for details. Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA Inspection Fee “Holiday” There's a huge surplus in the fund created by inspection fees. Here's how the state intends to fix things. Read more here ... More...
DIR Fires Back as Fed-OSHA Backs PEER on Cal/OSHA Complaints The Feds say Cal/OSHA is lacking in several key enforcement areas. But is its information outdated, as DIR counters? Read more here ... More...
Electrical Safety at Fuel Stations What's the latest Cal/OSHA adoption related to the Globally Harmonized System of hazard communication? Click here to find out. Read more here ... More...
Longtime Management Rep Leaves Now-Depleted Standards Board Why did a member of the Cal/OSH Standards Board suddenly quit after almost two decades on the rulemaking body. And what is the governor's office doing to fill a rash of expired terms? Read more here ... More...
Employer Won’t Have to Pay for Non-Slip Shoes A restaurant worker sues his employer, saying he shouldn't have to pay for required slip-resistant shoes. But a court ruling rejects that stance. But does it mean anything for other employers? Read more here ... More...
Standards Board Adopts 3 Revisions What are the three newest Cal/OSHA safety order changes that could affect your workplace? Click here to find out. Read more here ... More...
Union Obtains Non-Public Draft of Violence Standard A standard protecting healthcare workers from violence is close to being formally introduced. But the union that petitioned for the change and who obtained the draft before it became public says some crucial language is being left out. Here's why they want to reengage talks on the regulation. Read more here ... More...