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The latest iteration of the readoption of the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) from the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) is now being reviewed by the Office … Read More »

Charges in Beekeeper’s Death

The Marin County District Attorney’s office has charged the principals of a Yolo County company in the April 2018 death of a beekeeper. Carlos Del Toro, 21, was crushed to … Read More »

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More Wildfire Citations

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued its second set of citations for violations of the wildfire smoke protection standard. The first set was issued earlier this year … Read More »

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L & S FRAMING, INC.

48 COR 40-8405 [¶23,104R] CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS – INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM (IIPP), METHODS AND/OR PROCEDURES FOR CORRECTING UNSAFE OR UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS, WORK PRACTICES AND WORK PROCEDURESCal. Code Regs, … Read More »

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Big Cites to L.A. Garment Maker

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cited Los Angeles Apparel for six serious violations – and a rare willful violation of its fatality and serious injury reporting standard. … Read More »

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JACE VARGHESE

48 COR 40-8373 [¶23,089R] JURISDICTION – EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPLabor Code §§ 2750.5, 6304, 6304.1(a) (2021) – Employer was an “employer” within the meaning of the Labor Code. Its petition offered no … Read More »

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Settlements in Serious Cal/OSHA Cases

Cal/OSHA and employers in several fatality and serious-injury cases have agreed on settlements. We are continuing to see significant reductions in proposed penalties when employers challenge the cites. In those … Read More »

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