Chipper Safety Talks

The Cal/OSH Standards Board will continue talks on chipper safety this fall, including the use of so-called “presence-sensing systems” to prevent workers from being pulled into wood and brush chippers. … Read More »

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Chipper Safety Talks Begin

Tree service owner Jeff Buchanan says the horror of brush chipper deaths is preventable and the industry should be “compelled to do the right thing.” Will there be rulemaking is … Read More »

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Industry Group Seeks CPH Rule Update

A Title 8 rule on construction personnel hoists (CPHs) that hasn’t kept up with a national consensus standard has led to “inconsistent interpretations and citations from Cal/OSHA inspectors,” according to … Read More »

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Letters to the Editor (4)

Dear Editor: The latest Cal-OSHA Reporter (“Cal/OSHA: Adopt Fed Silica Rules,” p. 11543), an article that has a heading  advocating that Cal/OSHA maintain its current standards rather than adopting the federal … Read More »

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New Cal/OSHA Rulemaking Projects

So far 2016 has been a quiet year for Cal/OSHA rulemaking. The Cal/OSH Standards Board has had several meetings this year with no rule adoptions and no public hearings on … Read More »

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