Workplace Fatality Update

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating 29 new workplace fatalities, including 25 from complications of COVID-19. First, the other workplace incidents. In San Bernardino, an employee of … Read More »

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Oakland Port Mechanic Killed

A worker for Ports of America was killed in Oakland when he was crushed by crane trolley that apparently was inadvertently moved. The Oct. 24 incident occurred at Berth 37 … Read More »

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State Hospital IIPP Bill Gets Key Vote

Legislation that would require state hospitals to update their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPPs) at least once a year with the particular goal of tracking and reporting patient assaults, … Read More »

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Bill Would Boost State Hospital IIPPs

A state legislator who knows the perils of California’s “snake pits” has authored and sponsored a bill that would provide protection for nurses and psychiatric technicians working in state hospitals. … Read More »

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Panel Looks at State Hospital Safety

SACRAMENTO – A number of measures to improve safety and security for state hospital workers could be implemented quickly and relatively cheaply, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Chief … Read More »

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