Could PSM Petition Head Off Suits?

An oil industry trade group is suing Cal/OSHA to force changes to the Process Safety Management regulation. But it also is petitioning the Standards Board for revisions. What gives? On … Read More »

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VPP Subcontractor Recertified

D2 Industrial is one of several contractors at Benicia’s Valero Refinery to have certified for Cal/OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). It’s a remarkable achievement owing to the impressive safety culture … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2017

So long, 2017, and welcome 2018. It was a busy year for California’s occupational safety and health community. Here’s a look at the top stories of the year that was. … Read More »

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Chevron Cases Coming to a Head

Two major Cal/OSHA cases against Chevron U.S.A. resulting from the 2012 explosion and fire in Richmond appear to be nearing settlements. The bigger of the two cases, with proposed penalties … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Publishes PSM Changes

The Cal/OSH Standards Board has published the long-awaited revisions to its controversial process safety management reforms. Comments are due to the board on the 15-day notice of proposed modifications by … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2016

The year 2016 is in our review mirror, and 2017 is well underway. Some of Cal/OSHA’s issues were resolved in the past year, but others linger. And there will be … Read More »

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