A Talk With Chief Doug Parker

New Division of Occupational Safety and Health Chief Douglas Parker has been on the job for almost four months, and is settling in, getting to know his workforce, and reaching … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2019

Twenty nineteen is in our rearview mirror and 2020 is now in focus. It is sure to be an eventful year for California’s occupational safety and health community. But before … Read More »

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California Workplace Fatalities Up

Workplace fatalities in California rose 12% in 2018. There were sharp increases in violent incidents, harmful exposures and, transportation incidents. The state suffered 422 fatal incidents in 2018, up from … Read More »

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DOSH Inspection Stats

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health conducted slightly fewer inspections in the first quarter of 2019 than the previous two years, according to data it recently released. Violations cited … Read More »

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Injuries and Illnesses Down

California’s payroll continues to grow, but, according to estimates by the Department of Industrial Relations, injuries and illnesses do not. The latest Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) shows … Read More »

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DOSH Hire Now a Felon

The Los Angeles County District Attorney has announced a plea deal involving Jason Chiazom Okonkwo and his mother, Kendra Uzoma Okonkwo, on allegations related to financial irregularities at a charter … Read More »

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VPP Site Jolted by Explosion

Cal/OSHA has issued an Order Prohibiting Use for the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett, after two tanks mysteriously exploded October 15th.  A huge plume of smoke could be seen all … Read More »

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