Cranes & Derricks Revisions Are Now Effective

The Office of Administrative Law has approved Cal/OSHA revisions to Construction Safety Orders §1618.1 on operator qualification, certification and training. The revisions, approved under Horcher rules, became effective April 6. … Read More »

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OTIS ELEVATOR

45 COR 40-8057 [¶22,873] LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL SAFETY ORDERS – ACCIDENT PREVENTION TAGSCal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 2320.6(a) (2018) – The Division failed to establish that Employer violated the safety … Read More »

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Hook-On Ladders Proposal Moves

The Standards Board could adopt a revision to the Construction Safety Orders that would require rest platforms on supported scaffolds as soon as March. It follows a public hearing on … Read More »

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Post-Tensioning Construction Rules

The Cal/OSH Standards Board has published a comprehensive set of rules to enhance safety on construction operations involving post-tensioning of concrete. Current rules are woefully inadequate, proponents of the change … Read More »

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Petition on Shoring Safety

OAKLAND – The Cal/OSH Standards Board has denied a petition from Daniel Gallet of Corona to amend the Construction Safety Orders to ensure that plywood used in excavation shoring does … Read More »

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Letters to the Editor (4)

Dear Editor: The latest Cal-OSHA Reporter (“Cal/OSHA: Adopt Fed Silica Rules,” p. 11543), an article that has a heading  advocating that Cal/OSHA maintain its current standards rather than adopting the federal … Read More »

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