Latest Workplace Fatalities

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating four recent workplace fatalities, with three of them of unknown origin and possibly from natural causes. The only confirmed work-related death … Read More »

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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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Weekly Workplace Fatality Update

Two more California workers have died from falls in recent days. In Southern California, 32-year-old Tim Staples, a volunteer for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department search-and-rescue team, died during … Read More »

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Interesting Cases: How They Settled

Why did Cal/OSHA drop all citations and $94,000 in penalties against a personnel company in a serious injury incident? Why did repeat-serious charges stick against another company in another accident … Read More »

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Worker Electrocuted

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating a workplace fatality in Southern California. In Gardena, an employee of Ghanooni Construction was electrocuted while working in an attic at … Read More »

Huge Penalties in Silicosis Cases

A Southern California employer is facing almost $900,000 in Cal/OSHA penalties following the deaths of two employees and the illnesses of three other workers.  They developed silicosis from years of … Read More »

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Settlements in Major Cases

Employers and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health have come to agreement on hundreds more citation cases. Here are some of the most significant such settlements, including three fatality … Read More »

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