New DOSH Chief Faces Many Challenges

Doug Parker takes over the leadership of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at a crucial time. The chief’s position has been vacant, or virtually vacant, for months. There … Read More »

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Fewer BOI Referrals in 2018

Cal/OSHA’s Bureau of Investigations is experiencing a 50% or more investigator vacancy rate for 2018.  Still, it opened the most cases it has since 2006 and closed 71%. But it … Read More »

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Sum Tenure Ends at DOSH

Juliann Sum, who took the helm of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in 2013 during a time of tumult, has officially retired from Cal/OSHA, during a tumultuous stretch. … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2018

Even though the regulatory front was relatively quiet in 2018, it was nonetheless an eventful year for California’s occupational safety and health community. Here’s a look at the top stories … Read More »

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New DOSH Hire a Potential Felon?

Cal-OSHA Reporter  has learned that compliance officers are upset and concerned about a purported new hire by the Division’s Santa Ana district office – a man currently charged (along with … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Chief Sum to Retire

Cal-OSHA Reporter has learned that Juliann Sum, chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, has advised senior staff she plans to retire. She is unlikely to wait for … Read More »

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