2021’s Top Stories

Lawsuits, injunctions, variants, and regulatory turmoil. It seemed like a COVID year in 2021, or did it just seem like it because of the general media coverage? The rapidly evolving … Read More »

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New DOSH Acting Chief a Surprise

The director of the Department of Industrial Relations has appointed a new Acting Chief of Cal/OSHA. She is Danielle “Dan”Lucido. Lucido, 43, is the new Cal/OSHA Chief Counsel but she … Read More »

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Next DOSH Chief a Crucial Pick

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health will likely be looking for its second chief in as many years. Current Chief Doug Parker has been nominated as Assistant Secretary of … Read More »

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Feds Evaluation of Cal/OSHA

Fed-OSHA’s latest evaluation of the Cal/OSHA program found a few new issues, seemingly minor. But it made very sure to mention the program’s most glaring problem: The raft of vacancies … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Looks to Retirees

Over the past several years, Cal/OSHA, particularly the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, has endured a steady succession of retirements. Combined with a host of hiring issues, there are … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Inspections and Violations Down Again

Cal/OSHA’s inspection metrics for 2019 show across-the-board drops in inspections, violations, and serious citations. The latest statistics show a second year of decreases, following rising inspections and violations over several … Read More »

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