Workplace Fatality Update

Here are last week’s deaths, including new COVID cases. In San Jose, an employee of Milton A. Tree Care was killed when he fell from a tree. The employee was … Read More »

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Bob Downey: A Half Century in Safety

Cal-OSHA Reporter is fond of saying that safety professionals are the unsung heroes of the workplace. When one of those heroes calls it a career, it’s appropriate to “sing” their … Read More »

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11 Harwood Grantees in California

Eleven California organizations have been awarded a total of almost $1.5 million in Fed-OSHA Susan Harwood training grants for fiscal-year 2020. They are among 80 grants nationally, worth $11.2 million. … Read More »

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Airing Out the Respirator Issue

Nurse representatives and other employee advocates are pressing Cal/OSHA to rethink its stance on respirator protections, as the state attempts to remedy a severe shortage. The issue was thoroughly debated … Read More »

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Coronavirus Fatalities Investigated

There have been at least six workplace fatalities allegedly from Chinese coronavirus infections. They include:  A nurse for the Correctional Services Division of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Twin Towers … Read More »

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California’s Harwood Grantees

Fed-OSHA has announced awards of about $10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants, and eight California organizations will receive grants for the coming fiscal year, totaling about $1,117 million, or … Read More »

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Pot Breathalyzer Near Production

On the heels of a successful clinical trial, Oakland’s Hound Labs is nearing production of a marijuana breathalyzer similar to what police use to detect alcohol. The company says production … Read More »

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