Cal/OSHA Inspection Metrics

Cal/OSHA’s statistics for 2021 show the lowest number of issued violations since at least 1992, according to just-released statistics. DOSH also saw across-the-board decreases in investigations, on-site inspections, letter responses, … Read More »

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A Boost for Consultation

“An ounce of consultation and outreach is worth a pound of enforcement,” says Jeff Killip, chief of Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Killip told the recent meeting of … Read More »

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DOSH Hiring Personnel

Jeff Killip, chief of Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, says that while “Cal/OSHA’s challenges are formidable, we’ve got the bones to hit it out of the park.”  One … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Grades Itself

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued itself a report card about its activities during fiscal 2021. The report covers its performance goals, including targeting the mobile workforce, … Read More »

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Two Agriculture Fatalities Cited

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited a Sonoma County winery in the October 2021 death of an employee during the fall harvest. Despite Dry Creek Vineyard’s assertions … Read More »

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Know Your Settlement Terms

This week’s Decisions section covers an unusual case in which Cal/OSHA thought it had a signed agreement to settle an injury case, and the employer concluded otherwise. Employers are within … Read More »

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