Cal/OSHA Appeals Board Rule Changes

Revisions to Cal/OSHA Appeals Board rules to streamline its processes and prevent employers’ appeals from being rejected on technicalities are set to take effect on October 1st. The rulemaking package … Read More »

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Settlements End Cal/OSHA Cases

The latest settlements approved by the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board include two fatalities, several serious accidents, a workplace violence complaint at a San Francisco hospital, and some eye-popping proposed penalties in … Read More »

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Feds Evaluation of Cal/OSHA

Fed-OSHA’s latest evaluation of the Cal/OSHA program found a few new issues, seemingly minor. But it made very sure to mention the program’s most glaring problem: The raft of vacancies … Read More »

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CPH Revision Now Effective

California’s Office of Administrative Law has given final approval to Cal/OSHA Standards Board revisions to a regulation requiring construction personnel hoists on certain construction projects. The revision requires CPHs on … Read More »

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A Video First for the Appeals Board

The Cal/OSHA Appeals Board recently conducted its first-ever video hearing, and more are a virtual certainty. Since the pandemic necessitated workplace shutdowns, the board ceased in-person hearings. The Zoom meeting … Read More »

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Homeowner Case: DOSH v. Appeals Board

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health is seeking to reinstate safety citations against a homeowner. It has taken a first-of-its-kind Appeals Board ruling to Alameda County Superior Court. In … Read More »

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