Permanent COVID Standard by Spring?

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s announcement that it intends to start work on a permanent version of the Title 8 COVID regulation raises several questions. Stakeholders at a … Read More »

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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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Fatalities: Citations and Lessons Learned

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health released the results of dozens of fatality investigations completed late last year and earlier this year. The Division cited employers in many of … Read More »

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DESERT GARAGE DOOR, INC.

48 COR 40-8469 [¶23,139] REPORTING WORK-CONNECTED INJURIES – REPORTING WORK-CONNECTED FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIESCal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 342(a) (2021) – Employer failed to timely report a serious injury, … Read More »

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Ladder Safety Lesson

Workplace fatalities come in many forms, but falls from ladders are among the most common. For older employees, falls are an especially acute hazard. Such was the case with a … Read More »

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Safety at the CORE

A landmark high-rise on a hill at the California State University-East Bay campus and visible from the East Bay flatlands was demolished eight years ago. Now a new landmark at … Read More »

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