Workplace Fatality Update

Cal/OSHA reports some 40 new workplace fatalities, including more than 30 due to COVID. The non-COVID incidents include: A deadly incident in Thermal involving an employee of the California Highway … Read More »

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Stop-Work Orders for Imminent Hazards

California’s Labor Employment Task Force (LETF) has issued OPUs – stop-work orders to several Southern California employers after the task force found conditions that put workers in “immediate danger of … Read More »

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SUSAN BLAIS

45 COR 40-7979 [¶22,811] JURISDICTION – EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPLabor Code §6304.1(a) (2018) – An employer-employee relationship was created between Employer and the injured worker by operation of law when he performed … Read More »

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New Dig-Safe Board Members Meet

The newly created and constituted California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board, aka the Dig-Safe Board, met for the first time to map out its first year of existence. The board … Read More »

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New Legislation on Safety Abatement

New legislation in the state Assembly would again attempt to require employers to abate an alleged serious violative safety condition while the matter is under appeal in the Cal/OSHA system. … Read More »

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TATAFU SIO DBA ALOHA CONSTRUCTION

39 COR 40-6778 [¶ 22,038] EMPLOYER – CITING CORRECT ENTITY Employer was a subcontractor engaged in work at the worksite where the cited violations were observed and, thus, was properly … Read More »

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