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Monterey County Charges Employer in Bulldozer Fatality
A bulldozer operator working to help fight a major fire dies when his dozer rolls over on him. Cal/OSHA cited the employer – now prosecutors have weighed in.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:12:28 GMT

Cal/OSHA Issues Serious Citations in Employee?s Forklift Fatality
A tumble off a ramp in an industrial truck kills a San Francisco worker. What went wrong and what did the employer do to earn serious violations from Cal/OSHA?
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:08:22 GMT

More Fall Protection Violations at the Same S.F. Site?
Fall protection is a big issue in California and around the country. Here's an example of what could well be a tragedy waiting to happen.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:00:17 GMT

Letters to the Editor: The Recordkeeping Reality
The California Industry Hygiene Council's take on the recent rhubarb over injury and illness record retention.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:36:21 GMT

Four Killed, Two Trimming Trees
Here are the latest workplace fatalities Cal/OSHA is investigating.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:32:58 GMT

Judge Orders CDPH Cell Phone Guidance Document Released
Is it outdated information, or are public health authorities holding back vital information on cell phone users' health? Here's the controversy that sparked a court case.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:31:40 GMT

Decision: VENTURA COASTAL LLC

44  COR 40-7823 [䜮,682] PRIME MOVERS AND MACHINERY, CONVEYORS – SCREW CONVEYORS 7 FEET OR LESS ABOVE FLOOR OR OTHER WORKING LEVEL COMPLETELY GUARDED Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3999(a) (2017) – Employer failed to ensure that a screw conveyor below ground level was guarded by a substantial cover or grating, a serious, accident-related violation.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:16:21 GMT

Decision: JD2 INCORPORATED

44  COR 40-7822 [䜮,681] EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP – ADMISSIONS OF SUPERVISORS Labor Code § 6314 (2017) – Two workers observed in aerial devices were Employer's employees, a conclusion supported by a foreman's admissions, and Employer's stipulation. ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS AND AERIAL DEVICES – OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (AERIAL DEVICES), USE OF EDGE OF BASKET TO GAIN GREATER WORKING HEIGHT Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3648(e) (2017) – The Division established that two employees were in aerial devices and gained greater working height by standing on the edge of the basket. ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS AND AERIAL DEVICES – OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (AERIAL DEVICES), EMPLOYEES SECURED TO BOOM, BASKET OR TUB Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3648(o) (2017) – The Division established that employees, while in an elevated aerial device, were not secured to the boom, basket or tub of the aerial device by safety belt, body belt or body harness equipped with a safety strap or lanyard.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:13:20 GMT

Decision: HARRIS REBAR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, INC.

44  COR 40-7820 [䜮,680] HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION – ACCESS TO SHADE Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3395(d)(3) (2017) – The Division failed to establish that the shade provided by Employer for employees on a bridge worksite to take a preventative cool-down rest period was insufficient.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:01:18 GMT

Decision: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS AND INSTRUMENTATIONS INC

44  COR  40-7820 [䜮,679] MULTI-EMPLOYER WORKSITES – CREATING EMPLOYER Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 336.10 (2017) – The Division properly cited Employer as a "creating employer." JURISDICTION – STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS Labor Code § 6317 (2017) – The Division timely issued a citation to Employer. The cited hazard involved in a fatal injury accident was a continuing violation from the time the equipment was installed until the accident occurred. The "occurrence of the violation" when equipment collapsed, resulting in the fatal injury, triggered the six-month period in which the Division was required to issue a citation or notice.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:59:46 GMT


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