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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Governor Signs Safety Legislation

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed four bills affecting occupational safety and health.  Once is controversial legislation establishing new “egregious violations,” and a bill aimed at curbing quota abuse at … Read More »

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Guilty Pleas in Cal/OSHA Bribery Case

Two defendants – a Cal/OSHA District Manager and an Attorney – have pleaded guilty and been sentenced in Orange County Superior Court in a bribery and conspiracy case involving Cal/OSHA … Read More »

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Notable Appeals Board Rulings

Should the time an employee spent in the emergency room after an accident count toward the “inpatient hospitalization” clock for reporting serious injuries? A Cal/OSHA Appeals Board Decision After Reconsideration … Read More »

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Fatality Cases Settled

Cal/OSHA and employers have concluded several workplace fatalities cases in recent weeks. Cal-OSHA Reporter here attempts to pick the most interesting and representative cases to review. Readers are reminded that … Read More »

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Appeals Board Hearings on Video

The Cal/OSHA Appeals Board is considering revising its regulation on hearings so that it can formally allow video hearings. The idea creates some controversy with employers and defense attorneys. The … Read More »

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