BOI Referrals Down

Cal/OSHA’s Bureau of Investigations is opening more fatality and other serious cases than ever. But it is referring the fewest ever to prosecuting authorities. BOI has suffered from a chronic … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2019

Twenty nineteen is in our rearview mirror and 2020 is now in focus. It is sure to be an eventful year for California’s occupational safety and health community. But before … Read More »

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DOSH Hire Now a Felon

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has announced a plea deal involving Jason Chiazom Okonkwo and his mother, Kendra Uzoma Okonkwo, on allegations related to financial irregularities at a charter … Read More »

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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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