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FLASH: DOSH Seeks Major Changes to Heat Illness Standard California is leading the way again in High-heat procedures. New requirements have been proposed that will kick in at a lower temperature and water and shade will have to be provided at specific distances. The proposal just made by Cal/OSHA to its Standards Board. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Cal/OSHA Construction Crackdown Happening Now A rash of deaths at California construction sites means that Cal/OSHA will come calling to workplaces to make sure fall protection is in place. Read more here ... More...

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DOSH: Exception to ANSI on Waste Trucks “Undermines” Enforcement Years after a trash-truck incident kills a worker, Cal/OSHA and and industry are clashing over “rules of the road” for dual-control trucks. Read more here ... More...
Five Fatalities in Last Three Weeks – Two from Southland Electrocutions Two Los Angeles-area workers die within two days of each other in similar circumstances. Cal/OSHA is looking into these and a number of other workplace deaths in recent weeks. Read more here ... More...
DOSH Cancels August Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Meeting Citing a busy workload, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health says it must “consolidate” the Aug. 7 meeting of the committee with the Nov. 6 meeting. Read more here ... More...
Teacher Petitions Cal/OSHA on Protection from Classroom Violence Hospital workers will be getting a new standard to protect them from assaults. Now a teacher says her profession deserves one, too. Here's why. Read more here ... More...
Work to Begin Soon on Hospital Violence Prevention Standard Get ready for another first-in-the-nation Cal/OSHA standard. Hospital workers say they are under continual assault and need help from California's safety agency. Read more here ... More...
Standards Board Adopts Group Lockout/Tagout Provisions Revision mirrors federal requirement, correcting a “glaring omission” that could lead to tragedy, staff says. Read more here ... More...
Modifications to Cal/OSHA Helicopter Landing Proposal Pilots and search-and-rescue professionals take exception to an exception proposed in the Construction Safety Orders on  landing protocols. Here's how Cal/OSHA has responded. Read more here ... More...