Delay Respirator Enforcement?

Employer representatives are asking Cal/OSHA to temporarily halt enforcement of the respirator requirements of the rule on employee protection from wildfire smoke.  They reason the urgent needs of healthcare in … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA and the Quarantine

The three branches of the Cal/OSHA system are operating during the statewide shelter-in-place, but are having to adjust their operations. First and foremost, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health … Read More »

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Serious Cites, Cal/OSHA Settlements

Among the settlements approved by the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board in February are four fatality and numerous injury incidents. Here are some of the most significant cases. JM Equipment Co.: This … Read More »

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Tree Worker Killed

A workplace fatality in Sonoma County County killed one person and seriously injured another. The incident was on private property near Forestville, along the Russian River. The decendant is David … Read More »

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OPU Following Refinery Explosion

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued a order prohibiting use at Tesoro Refining’s Marathon Carson Refinery in the wake of an explosion that sent flames some 100 … Read More »

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