California’s Harwood Grantees

Fed-OSHA has announced awards of about $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants, and eight California organizations will receive grants for the coming fiscal year, totaling about $1,117 million, or … Read More »

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3 Falls, 4 Fatalities This Week

Cal/OSHA is investigating a string of workplace fatalities in recent days, including three incidents in which workers fell in various ways and were killed. Off a Lift: An employee of … Read More »

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DOSH Chief Widess Resigns Suddenly

In a stunning development, Ellen Widess, chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health since early 2011, resigned her position Sept. 4, and effective immediately. The Department of Industrial … Read More »

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Top Cal/OSHA Stories of 2012

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s campaign to eliminate confined-space fatalities, the issue of whether hotel housekeepers need a new standard to protect them from the so-called “bed race” … Read More »

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Welsh out, Widess in at DOSH

Ellen Widess will be the new chief at the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) starting April 15, taking over for Len Welsh, who has run the agency since 2003. … Read More »

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$1 Million-Plus in Harwood Grants

California organizations are receiving about 15% of the latest Fed-OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grants, which total $8 million. Annual Harwood grants support long-term programs that build safety and health competence … Read More »

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Correction (16)

Our Aug. 25 item about citations to J&J Acoustic in the Jan. 10 death of a worker at Berkeley City College contained incorrect information. We stated that the employer was … Read More »

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