Indoor Heat Rules Developing

Employer representatives urged the Division of Occupational Safety and Health not to rush into an indoor heat illnesses standard. But labor says there’s no reason DOSH can’t go full steam … Read More »

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Hook-On Ladders Proposal Moves

The Standards Board could adopt a revision to the Construction Safety Orders that would require rest platforms on supported scaffolds as soon as March. It follows a public hearing on … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA to Target Manure-Pits

While there hasn’t been an agricultural manure-pit fatality in California since 2008 Cal/OSHA has asked the Standards Board to begin work on a revised standard to strengthen existing requirements for … Read More »

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Eight Worker Deaths Investigated

Cal/OSHA is investigating eight workplace fatalities since late July, including one that could be a heat illness death. The possibility of a heat death prompted Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum to … Read More »

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How Cal/OSHA Cases End Up Settled For Less

Cal/OSHA releases dozens of citation settlements every month. Many are garden-variety cases involving relatively small penalties. Others are big; still others are major cases. One such case, involving the 2012 … Read More »

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