Even DOSH Can’t Agree With Itself

A dispute over a Cal/OSHA requirement for temporary flooring on multi-story projects has triggered a petition to the Standards Board by a Sacramento construction company. Even Division of Occupational Safety … Read More »

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Fatality Cases Get Settled

The Cal/OSH Appeals Board has approved dozens of settlements in Cal/OSHA citation cases, including several involving fatalities. Other settlements are significant because of the injuries involved or the dollar amounts … Read More »

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DOSH Investigates Fatalities

There have been four recent workplace fatalities, although three could turn out to be from natural causes. One that was clearly work-related was in Sacramento, where a roofer for Valley … Read More »

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Three Fatalities – Unknown Origin

There have been three recent workplace fatalities that are of undetermined origin as we go to press. DOSH is working to determine work-relatedness. In Bakersfield, a laborer for Sharper Landscaping … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Rules in Place

California’s Office of Administrative Law quickly approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency standard to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke exposure. The regulation, General Industry Safety Orders §5141.1, took effect July 29. The … Read More »

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