COVID – IIPP Cases Coming to Fore

In the leadup to Cal/OSHA’s COVID emergency temporary standard (ETS), many stakeholders touted the Injury and Illness Prevention Program standard as the model for regulating during a pandemic, instead of … Read More »

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OSH Bills to Governor’s Desk

Four bills related to occupational safety and health – some controversial, some not – have reached the governor’s desk. The governor has until October 10th to act on them. First, … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update

There are 13 new workplace fatalities under investigation, including 12 from COVID. The non-COVID fatality was in Canoga Park, where an employee of an as-yet unidentified employer suffered fatal injuries … Read More »

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Judge: Amazon Injunction Unnecessary

A San Francisco Superior Court judge has denied an injunction order sought by an employee of an Amazon fulfillment center in the city to enforce COVID-19 protections. The move comes … Read More »

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First Fatal Fall of the Year

Cal/OSHA is investigating the first fatal fall of 2019. It happened to an ironworker helping to build the new Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bakersfield. The man has been identified as … Read More »

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