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CA Supreme Court OK's Civil Penalties for Employers Beyond Cal/OSHA Penalties

The California Supreme Court has found that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act does not prevent the state from seeking civil penalties aga… Read More
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Repeat Classifications: Fed/OSHA Can "Look Back" in Anger

In an ideal world – or even a less imperfect one – employers could rely on a federal agency’s stated policies. But we now have more proo… Read More
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Cal/OSHA's New Penalty Schedule: The Other Shoe Has Dropped

The increases in penalties Congress mandated on Fed/OSHA has finally rippled down to Cal/OSHA. Enabling legislation was passed in the last session to… Read More
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Abatement: Will This Conundrum Ever End?

Earlier posts on California OSHA’s new abatement rules focused on the old wise rule and the changed dynamic and conflict brought about by the new dr… Read More
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When is a Roof Just a Roof?

REPRINTED from California Constructor May/June 2016 issue It was not a matter of harmless semantics when Cal/OSHA threatened to shut a job down in Oak… Read More
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Cal/OSHA Confined by New Confined Space Rules

Fed/OSHA is in a rush to accomplish all it can before the curtain closes on the Obama Administration. Among their last-minute adoptions are new mandat… Read More
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Abatement 2016: Abatement Law Becomes a Growth Industry

In our last blog we discussed how the Appeals Board was led by labor and workers’ advocacy groups to amend 8 CCR section 373 to provide an expedited… Read More
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Abatement 2016: How We Got To The Expedited Proceeding Process

We know the song says, “It’s not where you start; It’s where you finish.”  But to understand where we are and discern a way forward, we need… Read More
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Abatement 2016: Multiple Traps for Unwary Employers

The new abatement rules forced on us first by the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board in the adoption of Title 8 California Code of Regulations, section 373 http:… Read More
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Sweet Spot?

The news late last week that Kari Johnson, the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board’s controversial executive officer had resigned effective immediately reminded… Read More
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