Major New Safety Laws in Effect

California employers find a changed landscape for 2021. Two bills signed last year are effective and require key industries to pay close attention to safety programs. SB 606 and AB … Read More »

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2021’s Top Stories

Lawsuits, injunctions, variants, and regulatory turmoil. It seemed like a COVID year in 2021, or did it just seem like it because of the general media coverage? The rapidly evolving … Read More »

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ARRIAGA USA, INC. DBA STONELAND USA

49 COR 40-8501 [¶23,158R] OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH APPEALS BOARD – HEARING, POST-SUBMISSION AMENDMENTSBoard reg. § 386 (2021) – The Appeals Board granted the Division’s motion to correct the legal … Read More »

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Here’s How Fatality Cases Settled Up

Here are settlements stemming from fatalities that occurred in 2016, 2017 2018 and 2019.  Employers settled in ranges from zero to 75% of the proposed penalties. The Appeals Board approved … Read More »

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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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