Fatalities – Three Falls

Fed-OSHA, Cal/OSHA and employers recently observed fall protection stand-down week throughout the country and the state. Three recent fatal falls in California demonstrate how important that message is. These incidents … Read More »

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Feds’ Report Card on Cal/OSHA

Controversies are surrounding the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in recent months. Nevertheless, Fed-OSHA is generally happy with the way Cal/OSHA is performing, at least as measured by federal … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Penalties to Increase

Following the publication of Fed-OSHA regulations increasing its penalties, a move mandated by Congress, Cal/OSHA says it will follow suit. Cal/OSHA says the increases will cover the most severe penalties … Read More »

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Standards Board Threatened by Governor

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revise includes a move that has long been rumored: the elimination of the nationally renowned and respected Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, also … Read More »

Split-Rim Changes Take Skilled Hands

A January 2010 fatality at a tile manufacturing company occurred because two laborers hired from an employment agency weren’t trained on a dangerous procedure and the agency wasn’t notified that … Read More »

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