Could PSM Petition Head Off Suits?

An oil industry trade group is suing Cal/OSHA to force changes to the Process Safety Management regulation. But it also is petitioning the Standards Board for revisions. What gives? On … Read More »

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Parker Walks Through Senate Rules

The California Senate Rules committee has approved the confirmation of Doug Parker as chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, by a 3-0 vote. Parker was one of … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update

There are eight more COVID-19 deaths, and several other workplace fatalities. The non-COVID cases include: An incident at a construction project in Vista. An employee of West Coast Underground was … Read More »

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Homeowner Case: DOSH v. Appeals Board

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health is seeking to reinstate safety citations against a homeowner. It has taken a first-of-its-kind Appeals Board ruling to Alameda County Superior Court. In … Read More »

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Assumptions & Skipped Steps

Even well-trained and experienced employees make assumptions and mistakes out of control of the employer that get them hurt and killed. A 2019 workplace fatality illustrates the need for employer … Read More »

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