Weekly Fatality Update

Cal/OSHA is investigating a double workplace fatality in Ontario. Two employees of United Parcel Service were crushed to death when a tug tipped over, according to the agency. In Sonora, … Read More »

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Appeals Board 1BY Ruling

When is 15 days actually 20 days? When the Division of Occupational Safety and Health mails the contentious 1BY Form to employers notifying that it intends to issue them a … Read More »

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Final Tally on OSH Bills

As the 2019 legislative season concludes, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed three bills related to occupational safety and health and vetoed two others. A total of five OSH bills … Read More »

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Four More OSH Bills to Governor

Among the hundreds of bills passed by California lawmakers at the end of the legislative season are six related to occupational safety and health. In addition to ABs 1804 and … Read More »

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‘Safety’ Bills Advance

SB 1. which would prohibit California environmental and safety standards from falling below baselines from 2016, and which would allow private citizens to enforce state standards under specific circumstances, has … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Bill Fast-Tracked

An advisory meeting was convened by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to receive input from stakeholders concerning the regulation of outdoor employees’ exposure to wildfire smoke. A bill … Read More »

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New Safety Legislation

As Cal/OSHA moves to create an emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke, a Southern California assemblyman is working on mandating it. AB 1124 by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein … Read More »

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