Workplace Fatality Update

Cal/OSHA reports some 40 new workplace fatalities, including more than 30 due to COVID. The non-COVID incidents include: A deadly incident in Thermal involving an employee of the California Highway … Read More »

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Agriculture Sues Government on COVID

A lawsuit filed by agriculture challenging Cal/OSHA’s recently enacted COVID emergency standard is just starting to make its way through the legal system. There is an injunction pending to halt … Read More »

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Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn COVID Standard

Several California agricultural organizations have issued a major broadside against Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) about COVID. The lawsuit is seeking to nullify the ETS entirely or several at least … Read More »

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Appeals Court Takes CPH Case

Cal/OSHA cited Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructions for a willful-general violation for failing to install a construction personnel hoist (CPH) in an 800-foot excavation.  The employer took the matter to the Appeals … Read More »

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Sum Tenure Ends at DOSH

Juliann Sum, who took the helm of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in 2013 during a time of tumult, has officially retired from Cal/OSHA, during a tumultuous stretch. … Read More »

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Harris Hearing This November?

The long-running but often-stagnant Harris Construction case might finally get a hearing on the merits of a union writ this November in Sacramento County Superior Court. Division of Occupational Safety … Read More »

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