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Decision: TRITON TOWER, INC.

44 COR 40-7810 [䜮,671] FLOOR OPENINGS, FLOOR HOLES AND ROOFS – GUARDRAILS Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3212(d)(1) (2017) – Employer was required to provide fall protection for its employees at the project site, the roof of a 13-story building. However, employees were not wearing safety belts, lanyards, or other fall protection while working near the edge of the roof and were, thus, exposed to the safety hazard. DEFENSES – INDEPENDENT EMPLOYEE ACTION (IEAD) Because the employee was the foreman at the project site, his actions were attributed to management. As a result, Employer could not avail itself of the IEAD.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:23:37 GMT

Decision: JAGUAR FARM LABOR CONTRACTING, INC.

44  COR 40-7809 [䜮,670] HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION – ACCESS TO SHADE Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3395(d)(1) (2017) – Employer failed to to provide a shaded area for employees performing weeding operations on a day when the temperature exceeded 80 degrees Fahrenheit. AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS – FIRST-AID KIT Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 3439(a) (2017) – Employer failed to ensure that materials in its first-aid kit were sanitary and in a usable condition.

Summary of COSHAB-ALJ's Decision dated February 17, 2017, Inspection No. 1075170.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:19:58 GMT

Decision: WOODEN WINDOW, INC.

44  COR  40-7807 [䜮,669] FLEXIBLE CORDS AND CABLES – USES NOT PERMITTED, SUBSTITUTE FOR FIXED WIRING OF A STRUCTURE Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 2500.8(a)(1) (2017) – Employer violated the safety order by failing to ensure that the flexible extension cord powering a paint mixer was not substituted for the fixed wiring of the building. WOODWORKING MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT – TABLE SAWS, MANUAL FEED (CLASS B) – GUARDED BY HOOD Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 4300.1(a) (2017) – Employer failed to ensure that a hand-fed table saw was guarded by a hood that completely enclosed the portion of the saw above the table and the portion of the blade above the material being cut. WOODWORKING MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT – TABLE SAWS, MANUAL FEED (CLASS B) – SPREADER PROVIDED AND FASTENED SECURELY TO SAW Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 4300.1(b) (2017) – Employer failed to ensure that a saw was equipped with a spreader fastened securely to the saw. WOODWORKING MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT – TABLE SAWS, MANUAL FEED (CLASS B) – RIPPING OPERATIONS, HOOD OR OTHER GUARD DESIGNED TO PREVENT "KICKBACK" Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 4300.1(c)(1) (2017) – Employer failed to ensure that a saw was guarded by a hood designed to prevent a "kickback."

Summary of COSHAB-ALJ's Decision dated February 6, 2017, Inspection No. 1016945.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:16:58 GMT

Religious Discrimination in Board?s Beard Variance Denial?
A Messianic Christian who adheres to Jewish Orthodox law says he will lose his job if Cal/OSHA does not allow him to wear a respirator with the facial hair.  Now a religious rights group has gotten involved in a Standards Board variance decision.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:13:50 GMT

Industry: Data Shows Vacuum-Equipped Tools Control Silica
Employers will have to comply with new silica control rules starting on June 23, but the construction industry says the requirements leave them short. And now they say they have data that backs up their call for more control options.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:11:59 GMT

Nine California Workers Die
Another fatal fall, another tree work death. These are among the recent California workplace fatalities.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:07:52 GMT

Stakeholders Seek Advisory Talks on Cal/OSHA Electric Power Proposal
The electric power generation industry has some concerns about the California version of revisions to the regulations covering this industry. But are they serious enough to put a hold on rulemaking?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:06:10 GMT

Elevator Fee Holiday Continues
Conveyance owners still don't have to pay for Cal/OSHA inspections. Here's why and how long this holiday will last.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:04:00 GMT

Chevron Cases Coming to a Head
Two big Cal/OSHA cases involving a major refining company could be close to concluding, with settlements talks underway for both. But they took different paths to get there.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:55:42 GMT

Arc Flash Worries Prompt Restrictions for DOSH Elevator Inspectors
Cal/OSHA says "hands off" to inspectors opening the covers to disconnect means on elevators.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:53:05 GMT


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