Settlements in Major Cases

Employers and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health have come to agreement on hundreds more citation cases. Here are some of the most significant such settlements, including three fatality … Read More »

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Heat Illness Investigations

In our weekly fatality section, there has been an increasing number of “unknown” causes of death. The numbers have increased as the year has gotten hotter and that’s not a … 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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Possible Heat Illness Death

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating a Bakersfield workplace fatality that could be from heat illness. According to the Division, an employee of Dependable Pool Service had … Read More »

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It’s Heating Up – Take Precautions

It’s not even officially summer and the heat season has already roared through the Golden State with record-breaking temperatures. Northern California has been especially hard hit, but a cooling fog … Read More »

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L & S FRAMING, INC.

46 COR 40-8111 [¶22,904] CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS – INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP), METHODS AND/OR PROCEDURES FOR CORRECTING UNSAFE OR UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS, WORK PRACTICES AND WORK PROCEDURES Cal. Code … Read More »

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New Indoor Heat Revise

The latest revision of the draft standard for protecting of indoor workers from heat illness lowers the temperature threshold that would require employers to assess heat conditions and implement control … Read More »

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