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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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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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The Past Is A Foreign Country

While it’s nice to know we got our predictions of who Trump might appoint as Secretary of Labor partially right ( see our November 19, 2016 blog &#… Read More
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Will Repeats Become The New Normal

Starting New Year’s Day, changes to the definition and scope of Cal/OSHA’s Repeat classification will change dramatically. But there will be some… Read More
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Trump Won. So What?

The early money on who will be the new Secretary of Labor under President Trump is going to three people: Victoria Lipnic, a Republican appointed by P… 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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Ronald Eugene Medeiros (1954 - 2016)

Ron Medeiros died too young last week, at the home he loved so much. I knew him first as an attorney with the Division, then as a friend, and then as… 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 mult… Read More
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Correction: "Twenty Years of Dilapidation"

In our May 14, 2014 post on changes at the Division we made the mistake of assuming what we read in the San Francisco Chronicle was true: That to beef… Read More
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