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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 to… 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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Warrant: Huh. Yeah. What is it good for?

Forgive us the word play (and the song which you now can’t get out of your head. [See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_(Edwin_Starr_song)]‎, but… Read More
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The Drought is Over for Cal/OSHA

Since the recession Cal/OSHA has suffered a brain drain, through retirements and other causes. Those vacated positions went unfilled, also for multipl… Read More
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Here Comes the Sun da da da

Cal/OSHA launched its Heat Illness Prevention Program for the 2014 season this week. The goal of the program is to reduce cases of heat illness and to… Read More
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Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste

So said Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and former Chief of Staff to President Obama. It’s a bit of wisdom Cal/OSHA should take to heart these days.… Read More
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Cal/OSHA Chief Ellen Widess Resigns

The California Department of Industrial Relations announced today that Ellen Widess has resigned effective immediately from her position as Chief of t… Read More
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Confined Space Special Emphasis Program Alert

Cal/OSHA Chief Ellen Widess yesterday announced a Special Emphasis Program on confined space compliance, following a series of confined space deaths i… Read More
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Working With Your Workers' Compensation Carrier's Loss Control Consultants

Every business person knows to take advantage of the resources that are already available – particularly the ones that won’t cost you any more tha… Read More
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Sea of Change at Cal/OSHA - Part 4

Pre-Citation Conference: Form 1BY Until now Cal/OSHA has refused to speak to employers before citations were issued, and then only within the first 10… Read More
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