Cal/OSHA is simultaneously trying to get a handle on the COVID crisis and rebuild its ranks. It addressed both issues before a state Senate panel, including whether it needs even more authority.
Prosecutorial referrals from Cal/OSHA reached a low in 2019, largely due to resource issues. Here are the cases that made it to the district attorney level.
The latest workplace fatality tally includes multiple COVID deaths at two California sites.
Fed-OSHA says portions of Cal/OSHA's proposed regulations on technical diving aren't equal to federal standards. But the Standards Board has pushed back. Here's why, and what happens next.
SB 1257 would have extended Cal/OSHA protection to household domestic employees. But the governor says that would have been a step too far.
All-terrain vehicles are a handy tool, especially on farms, but can easily overturn, endangering employees. A new study identifies new devices that provide protection. But how effective are they?
When employees are killed, Cal/OSHA cites employers. Here are the results of five workplace fatality cases investigated by the agency.
The latest in Cal/OSHA investigations, including 14 more workplace-related COVID fatalities.
Employers have complained that they can't comply with the respirator requirements of the emergency wildfire smoke protection regulation. Cal/OSHA has come up some alternatives – but with hoops to jump through.
Here's what – starting now – a new law will require regarding agricultural employees and COVID awareness. Plus, why the governor vetoed a bill on emergency medical personnel.
Although safety metrics are improving overall, teen employees still have the highest injury and illness rates. Here's what one expert thinks needs to be done.
Here are the Golden State recipients of Fed-OSHA safety and health training grants.
After weeks of cites related to the pandemic including some of the largest proposed penalties on record, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board has decided to work on emergency regulations regarding COVID protections. The irony of huge penalties already issued was missed. Here's what stakeholders urged the agency to avoid in crafting it. Will it make any difference or even happen before the COVID crisis is over? Premium Subscribers can find out here …
At the first of the year, a new law takes effect requiring employers to notify employees and others about COVID infections and exposures, and giving Cal/OSHA enhanced enforcement power. But are amendments coming on employer objections?
Eastern Municipal Water District celebrates more than 20 years in the Cal/OSHA VPP program, but continues to strive for improvement.