It’s Heating Up – Take Precautions

It’s not even officially summer and the heat season has already roared through the Golden State with record-breaking temperatures. Northern California has been especially hard hit, but a cooling fog … Read More »

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Here’s What These Cases Teach

Transportation incidents and falls are two of the most common sources of workplace fatalities, as a continuous stream of incidents illustrates. An exclusive examination by Cal-OSHA Reporter of dozens of … Read More »

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Construction Fire Safety

The recent, devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is an example of every safety manager’s nightmare. A renovation project went horribly wrong, and setting aside the possibility … Read More »

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Subway CPH Willful Citation Settled

Giant construction firm Tutor-Perini, Inc., has agreed to pay $70,000 in penalties in a case Cal/OSHA brought against it after a complaint. The problem, according to Cal/OSHA, was the lack … Read More »

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‘Safety’ Bills Advance

SB 1. which would prohibit California environmental and safety standards from falling below baselines from 2016, and which would allow private citizens to enforce state standards under specific circumstances, has … Read More »

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$52K for Crushed Foot

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health is seeking more than $52,000 in penalties against Hanwha L&C USA. The proposed fines are in connection to a 2018 incident in which … Read More »

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Serious Cites in Vineyard Fatality

A Napa Valley wine winemaker faces almost $38,000 in potential Cal/OSHA penalties following a fatality in its vineyard during the 2018 harvest. Leon Marcelo, 49, a 24-year employee of De … Read More »

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Penalties Reduced in Settlements

Most employers appeal their Cal/OSHA penalties, and in a large majority of those cases see their penalties reduced during settlement, sometimes dramatically. Here are some of the results in significant … Read More »

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