Field Fix on Trench System Okay?

A Superior Court judge has ruled Cal/OSHA properly cited a major general contractor for a willful violation. Its crew modified a trench protective system without first consulting the designing engineer. … Read More »

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Appeals Board 1BY Ruling

When is 15 days actually 20 days? When the Division of Occupational Safety and Health mails the contentious 1BY Form to employers notifying that it intends to issue them a … Read More »

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Remembering DOSH’s Amy Martin

Amy Martin, the loquacious and well-liked former chief counsel of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was 52. “Her … Read More »

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How Cal/OSHA Cases End Up Settled For Less

Cal/OSHA releases dozens of citation settlements every month. Many are garden-variety cases involving relatively small penalties. Others are big; still others are major cases. One such case, involving the 2012 … Read More »

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DOSH Starting on AB 2774 P&P

OAKLAND – Almost three years after the law went into effect, Cal/OSHA is preparing to write a policy and procedure (P&P) on its implementation of AB 2774, the 2011 mandate … Read More »

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