Huge Penalties in Silicosis Cases

A Southern California employer is facing almost $900,000 in Cal/OSHA penalties following the deaths of two employees and the illnesses of three other workers.  They developed silicosis from years of … Read More »

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VPP Site Jolted by Explosion

Cal/OSHA has issued an Order Prohibiting Use for the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett, after two tanks mysteriously exploded October 15th.  A huge plume of smoke could be seen all … Read More »

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Leg Mandate on Lead Regulations

In case you missed it (and it was certainly easy to miss), the governor this summer signed a bill that, among many other things, prods Cal/OSHA about its pending revisions … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update

The latest workplace fatalities include a fall, a caught-between incident and a whole lot of as-yet unknowns. Here’s the week’s update: The fall was in Los Angeles, where an employee … Read More »

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Appeals Board Re-Issues DAR

The long-running dispute over whether an East Bay transit company has to provide heat illness protection for its bus drivers has run a little bit longer than anticipated but might … Read More »

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