Variance Keeps the Pressure Off Employees

A Los Angeles project’s huge tunnel boring machines need maintenance and inspection, but also needs to keep the tunnel face pressurized. Here’s how the construction company and Cal/OSHA have worked … Read More »

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Warehouse Quota Bill

There is a new bill in the California Legislature. AB 701, by Assemblyman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), takes aim at quotas for warehouse employees – most particularly Amazon. It would … Read More »

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Dem Seeks to Super-Size Cal/OSHA Penalties

Ostensibly aimed at “egregious and flagrant” COVID-19 violations among employers, a new bill in the California Legislature would ratchet up Cal/OSHA penalties for willful violations by allowing the agency to … Read More »

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Industry Group Seeks CPH Rule Update

A Title 8 rule on construction personnel hoists (CPHs) that hasn’t kept up with a national consensus standard has led to “inconsistent interpretations and citations from Cal/OSHA inspectors,” according to … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Nails Roofer

Based on five sets of citations issued since 2013 that is says were not corrected, Cal/OSHA has hit Petersen-Dean, Inc., with willful citations for fall protection violations. The proposed penalties … Read More »

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