Newest Cal/OSHA Partners in Safety

  Cal/OSHA has added 12 new employers to its Golden Gate Recognition program, which recognizes worksites with effective Injury and Illness Prevention Programs. They include:   Bernards Brothers, Inc. in San Bernardino, and its affiliate Bernard’s Builders is in Los Angeles. This licensed contractor has an EMR of 078. It is a general engineering and … Read More »

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A Safety Program a Cut Above

The latest Star site in Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is part of an international company that “walks the walk” on safety and practices what it calls the Golden Rule when it comes to addressing hazards. Derrick O’Keefe, safety manager for Ontario’s Wieland Metal Services, says VPP certification is “the pinnacle of my safety career.” … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Employer Recognition

Cal/OSHA has several employer recognition programs, from the Golden Gate program for employers with effective Injury and Illness Prevention Programs to the Voluntary Protection Program for companies with stellar safety programs. Cal-OSHA Reporter has added a new feature and will recognize employer achievements regularly. For the requirements of each program, click here to learn the … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA’s Take on VPP Issue

Following the publication of an article in Cal-OSHA Reporter on criticisms and potential changes to Fed-OSHA’s version of the Voluntary Protection Program (“The Future of VPP,” June 2, p. 13755), we received responses from Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health to questions we posed to the agency. We wanted to know about the differences … Read More »

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The Future of VPP

Continuous improvement is the watchword of the Voluntary Protection Program. Now Fed-OSHA is looking to improve the national version of the 40-year-old program, and Cal/OSHA could be a leader in the process. The investigative journalist team at ProPublica recently revealed that two former federal-certified VPP plants used asbestos in their East Coast operations and exposed … Read More »

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A Celebration Worth the Wait for Newest VPP Site

The latest Star site under Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program just held its celebration and flag-raising ceremony, even though the facility was certified in August 2020. Only now, after COVID, has NuStar Energy’s Pittsburg Asphalt Terminal been able to hold an in-person commemoration. The Cal/OSHA VPP team evaluated the facility near the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta remotely … Read More »

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CEA’s Top Safety Winners

CONCORD – The Construction Employers Association honored 17 of its member companies with President’s Safety Awards for 2015. Cahill Contractors, based in San Francisco, was recognized as the Most Improved Safety Program for the year. Cahill enjoyed a 100% decrease in its lost workday incident rate in the evaluation period, plus a downward trend in … Read More »

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