A Huge COVID Case

Two Southern California employers face almost $600,000 in penalties due to Cal/OSHA COVID investigations. Cal/OSHA says Overhill Farms, based in Vernon, and Jobsource North America, based in Fullerton, failed to … Read More »

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Governor Gets COVID Bills

Four safety-related COVID-19 bills have been passed and sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 2043, for instance, is aimed at better informing farmer laborers about COVID protections. The measure by … Read More »

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Feds Evaluation of Cal/OSHA

Fed-OSHA’s latest evaluation of the Cal/OSHA program found a few new issues, seemingly minor. But it made very sure to mention the program’s most glaring problem: The raft of vacancies … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Looks to Retirees

Over the past several years, Cal/OSHA, particularly the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, has endured a steady succession of retirements. Combined with a host of hiring issues, there are … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Inspections and Violations Down Again

Cal/OSHA’s inspection metrics for 2019 show across-the-board drops in inspections, violations, and serious citations. The latest statistics show a second year of decreases, following rising inspections and violations over several … Read More »

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COVID Enforcement – Whatever That Means

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced “expedited enforcement authority,” among other measures, to slow the spread and reduce the risk for COVID-19. He gave no specific details about what “expedited enforcement … Read More »

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Field Fix on Trench System Okay?

A Superior Court judge has ruled Cal/OSHA properly cited a major general contractor for a willful violation. Its crew modified a trench protective system without first consulting the designing engineer. … Read More »

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