Even DOSH Can’t Agree With Itself

A dispute over a Cal/OSHA requirement for temporary flooring on multi-story projects has triggered a petition to the Standards Board by a Sacramento construction company. Even Division of Occupational Safety … Read More »

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Fewer BOI Referrals in 2018

Cal/OSHA’s Bureau of Investigations is experiencing a 50% or more investigator vacancy rate for 2018.  Still, it opened the most cases it has since 2006 and closed 71%. But it … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Rules in Place

California’s Office of Administrative Law quickly approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency standard to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke exposure. The regulation, General Industry Safety Orders §5141.1, took effect July 29. The … Read More »

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Oil Group Challenges PSM Rule

The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is seeking to have critical parts of Cal/OSHA’s landmark 2017 process safety management reforms declared null and void. WSPA filed a lawsuit this month … Read More »

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Confined Space Citations

Sending two employees into a crawl space to operate a gas-powered saw without a proper confined space plan nearly spelled disaster for them. Both survived carbon monoxide poisoning from the … Read More »

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Cranes & Derricks Rule

Stakeholders weighed in at a Standards Board public hearing on a proposal to replace the Title 8 operator training, qualification and certification standards for cranes and derricks in construction with … Read More »

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