Settlements in Fatality Cases

Cal/OSHA’s Appeals Board has settled two fatality cases with the employers cited in the incidents. In one case the penalties were reduced down to only 2% of the originally proposed … Read More »

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Eight Workplace Fatalities

The latest workplace incidents under investigation by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health include two falls, an electrocution, a drowning, a struck-by, and an arc flash death. The falls … Read More »

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ESO Fixes Get Board Nod

Revisions to the High Voltage Electrical Safety Orders that could save workers’ lives have adopted by the Cal/OSH Standards Board and will take effect later this year. The board says … Read More »

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No Buzz, but Important ESO Fixes

Revisions to the High Voltage Electrical Safety Orders generated no comments at a Cal/OSH Standards Board public hearing, but that doesn’t mean the changes are trivial. They literally could save … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Cites Dozens in Recent Fatalities

Concluding investigations begun in the latter part of 2017, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited dozens of employers in workplace fatality cases ranging from fatal falls, crushings, … Read More »

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Criminal Plea in Good Deed Case

An Orange County company and two of its principals, including a safety manager, have pleaded no contest to criminal misdemeanor charges of willfully causing death and serious injury in a … Read More »

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