Lessons from a Trench Tragedy

A tragic fatality at a private residence in Beverly Hills was completely avoidable and homeowners who act as their own general contractors should be aware of a project’s hazards before … Read More »

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BIG LOTS

40 COR 40-6909 [¶22,177R] HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND PROCESSES – EMERGENCY EYEWASH AND SHOWER EQUIPMENT Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 5162(a) (2013) – Employer violated the safety order because it … Read More »

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Missteps Lead to Two Tragedies

A branch that wasn’t fully cut and a fuel filler cap that wasn’t attached led to the deaths of two California workers last year. After investigations into each incident, the … Read More »

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Two Deadly Falls, Two Conclusions

Even employers with good safety programs can run into trouble if they don’t account for situations their workers can encounter at multiemployer worksites. Meanwhile, jobs where safety is an afterthought … Read More »

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Split-Rim Changes Take Skilled Hands

A January 2010 fatality at a tile manufacturing company occurred because two laborers hired from an employment agency weren’t trained on a dangerous procedure and the agency wasn’t notified that … Read More »

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