Assumptions & Skipped Steps

Even well-trained and experienced employees make assumptions and mistakes out of control of the employer that get them hurt and killed. A 2019 workplace fatality illustrates the need for employer … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA COVID Guidance

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is issuing guidance for employers and safety professionals in several sectors with particular issues related to COVID-19. The latest include agriculture, nursing homes … Read More »

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Delay Respirator Enforcement?

Employer representatives are asking Cal/OSHA to temporarily halt enforcement of the respirator requirements of the rule on employee protection from wildfire smoke.  They reason the urgent needs of healthcare in … Read More »

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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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