Falls Have Big Consequences

Falls, slips, and trips accounted for 88 deaths in California during 2019. In addition to the tragic consequences for employees, employers face substantial penalties. Following are investigations Cal/OSHA’s Division of … Read More »

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ONTARIO REFRIGERATION SERVICE, INC.

48 COR 40-8471 [¶23,140] SAFE PRACTICES AND PERSONAL PROTECTION – PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICES AND SAFEGUARDS, HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION IN OUTDOOR PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYEE TRAININGCal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § … Read More »

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MARTIN ROOFING COMPANY, INC.

48 COR 40-8441 [¶23,123] CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS – FALL PROTECTION, PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEMS, PERSONAL FALL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND POSITIONING DEVICESCal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 1670(a) (2021) – Employer … Read More »

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Unique & Controversial Appeals Board Issues

The Cal/OSHA Appeals Board regularly takes cases under “reconsideration,” challenging administrative law judges’ decisions. Most are garden variety – either the cited employer or the Division of Occupational Safety and … Read More »

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ALCAL SPECIALTY CONTRACTING, INC.

47 COR 40-8317 [¶23,058] CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS – FALL PROTECTION, PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEMS, PERSONAL FALL RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND POSITIONING DEVICESCal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 1670(a) (2020) – The … Read More »

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MTM BUILDERS, INC.

47 COR 40-8315 [¶23,056R] CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS – FLOOR, ROOF, AND WALL OPENINGS TO BE GUARDEDCal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 1632(b)(1) (2020) – The Division failed to establish that … Read More »

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