Governor Seeks Increase for Cal/OSHA

Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 proposed budget would give the Cal/OSHA program an across-the-board increase. The proposal is part of an $850.6 million budget for the Department of Industrial Relations, a … Read More »

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Anti-Restart Petition Stalls

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board says Scott Swaaley’s petition to revise Title 8 to clarify an existing “anti-restart” regulation doesn’t pass muster in several ways, and has denied it. But both … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update

Here are last week’s deaths, including new COVID cases. In San Jose, an employee of Milton A. Tree Care was killed when he fell from a tree. The employee was … Read More »

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IIPPs Made Easy

A new online tool from State Compensation Insurance Fund aims to help employers create an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The program is free and open to all, even … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA’s Retort to Feds on Diving

Back in February, Fed-OSHA told the Cal/OSHA Standards Board that its safety proposal on technical diving was not “at least as effective as” (ALEA) the federal counterpart. Almost eight months … Read More »

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11 Harwood Grantees in California

Eleven California organizations have been awarded a total of almost $1.5 million in Fed-OSHA Susan Harwood training grants for fiscal-year 2020. They are among 80 grants nationally, worth $11.2 million. … Read More »

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