California Workplace Fatalities Up

Workplace fatalities in California rose 12% in 2018. There were sharp increases in violent incidents, harmful exposures and, transportation incidents. The state suffered 422 fatal incidents in 2018, up from … Read More »

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Governor Signs Two OSH Bills

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed two occupational safety and health-related bills, both related to fatality and serious injury reporting. Several other OSH bills appear to be nearly on their way … Read More »

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Spring Revise: 8% More Fatalities

Final statistics from the California Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries indicate that 8% more workers died on the job than preliminary data had found and that the number of worker … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Reform Bill Signed

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 863, the comprehensive workers’ comp reform bill that Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles) sponsored.  Brown’s administration worked behind the scenes to assure its passage. … Read More »

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Tree Incidents Kill Two Workers

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is investigating five workplace fatalities in recent days, including two incidents involving tree workers, an encounter with a truck and a fall. … Read More »

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Feds Warn VA Centers on Hazards

Four Northern California U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities have received what private employers can only wish for when OSHA finds safety hazards – the equivalent of “fix-it” tickets. … Read More »

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