Cal/OSHA Reminder On Heat Illness

While the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) considers whether or not to propose a standard to protect workers in indoor places of employment from the threat of heat … Read More »

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Indoor Heat Illness Bill Gets Teeth

AB 1045, Assemblywoman Laura Richarson’s bill to require employers with indoor workplaces to protect workers from heat illness, has received amendments that flesh out the proposal. Under the April 10 … Read More »

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CHSWC Appointments

Gov. Schwarzenegger has appointed two new members to California’s Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. They are Catherine Aguilar, 56, of San Diego, who has served as manager … Read More »

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Pipeline Safety Extends To Public

After reading the article detailing the incident where five workers were fatally injured when conducting ground disturbance activities (“Closure Begins Today,” Nov. 17, 2006, p. 8815), I’m very glad to … Read More »

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B & W Pipeline

34 COR 40-5803 [¶ 20,916] PENALTIES – FAILURE TO REPORT SERIOUS INJURY Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 342(a) (2006) – Employer did not report a Friday amputation accident until … Read More »

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Labor Wants Diacetyl Standard – Now

Two California labor organizations have petitioned the Cal/OSH Standards Board for an emergency standard to protect food industry workers from exposure to diacetyl, a flavoring chemical tied to severe lung … Read More »

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