Huge Penalties in Silicosis Cases

A Southern California employer is facing almost $900,000 in Cal/OSHA penalties following the deaths of two employees and the illnesses of three other workers.  They developed silicosis from years of … 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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The Legislature Resurfaces

Two bills affecting safety have been offered in this legislative in this session. One concers ambulance drivers and the other blood lead levels. Here’s the story: Assemblyman Ash Kalra has … Read More »

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Lead Blood Level Bill Vetoed

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2963, which would have made a blood lead level of 25 micrograms per deciliter an automatic serious violation. The bill was vigorously opposed by employer … Read More »

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