Gary Warth, Our New Guy

vCal-OSHA Reporter is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Warth, who has joined Providence Publications after a decades-long career as a journalist in San Diego County. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with a minor in sociology from San Diego State University, he worked as a reporter and later editor for a chain of … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2023

We’ve turned the page on another year, but with the first Cal-OSHA Reporter issue of 2024 – our 51st year – it’s time to look back at the stories that shaped 2023 and onward. Last year, Cal/OSHA introduced four new major regulations, issued citations in many significant cases, saw several bills of note signed into … Read More »

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AGC’s Safety Award Winners

Associated General Contractors of California has honored nine individuals and companies with Construction Safety Excellence Awards. The winners were announced at AGC’s Construct conference this week in Palm Desert. As it has in the past several years, Cal-OSHA Reporter participated in judging the competition. There were almost 40 entrants in CSEA, and all the competitors … Read More »

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Department of Industrial Relations’ $15M Spend Outsourcing Media Relations

The Department of Industrial Relations is pushing ahead with plans to spend $15 million over three years on an outside media consultant. The total outlay under the contract is more than nine times what DIR spends annually for the employees in its Office of External Affairs (OEA) who are tasked with the same responsibilities. DIR … Read More »

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Case Decision Summaries Are Back

This issue of Cal-OSHA Reporter marks the return of our Decisions section, which was, of necessity, put on hiatus after the untimely death of former Case Editor Mark Webb. As previously reported, the new editor is Ursula Clemons-Heslip, former presiding administrative law judge for Southern California for the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board. This week’s primary case … Read More »

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A Proud New Addition to Cal-OSHA Reporter

Providence Publications, publisher of Cal-OSHA Reporter, is proud to announce Ursula Clemons-Heslip as the new Case Decisions Editor. She succeeds Mark Webb, who succumbed to cancer. Clemons-Heslip is a name familiar to California’s occupational safety and health arena. She is the former Presiding Administrative Law Judge for the Southern California division of the Cal/OSHA Appeals … Read More »

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Study: Experience Rating Encourages Workplace Safety

Known as experience rating, an X-Mod, or an EMR by any name, it helps promote workplace safety throughout the United States. California’s experience rating system is not unique, and employers experience ratings are promulgated in every state. Experience rating was designed to give employers a financial incentive to improve workplace safety by impacting how much … Read More »

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Mark Webb: 1956-2023

Attorney, advisor, writer, regulator, and friend. He was also Cal-OSHA Reporter’s case editor. Mark Webb was all of these and so much more. Mark was a dedicated husband and loving … Read More »