Safety Variances Addressed

Most variances approved by the Cal/OSHA Standards Board these days are of the elevator variety. In fact, there hasn’t been a purely safety variance in many months. Now comes the … Read More »

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More Action on Construction Hoists?

Two organizations that successfully petitioned the Cal/OSHA Standards Board for quick action on construction personnel hoist (CPH) staging have come back to the board for another battle on other CPH … Read More »

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Appeals Court Takes CPH Case

Cal/OSHA cited Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructions for a willful-general violation for failing to install a construction personnel hoist (CPH) in an 800-foot excavation.  The employer took the matter to the Appeals … 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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Solution to Hoist Confusion?

Regarding the construction personnel hoist issue outlined in Cal-OSHA Reporter’s April 3 and 10 issues, we received the following email from a construction safety manager: “My question is: Why does … Read More »

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