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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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Wheelabrator a VPP Star Again An energy plant in the northern Sacramento Valley once again hoists a California Voluntary Protection Program flag. Here are some of the unique hazards this site features, and its approach to safety. Read more here ... More...
Two Killed – One from Heat Illness? Cal/OSHA is investigating two illness-related workplace fatalities and the recent heat wave might have claimed a Sonoma County worker. Read more here ... More...
Tree Work Fatality Toll is More Than Reported – or Investigated A recent story is Cal-OSHA Reporter noted the dangers of tree work and the toll it takes. But a worker safety advocacy group says the death count often is underreported. Read more here ... More...
Cal/OSHA: Lineman's Assumption Led to Underground Electrocution An apprentice lineman made an assumption about an energized circuit that cost him his life. How could this have been prevented? And what's next for his employer? Read about this and other workplace fatalities for which Cal/OSHA has completed its investigations. Read more here ... More...
Board: Existing Regulations Already Cover Shopping Cart Pushers Does Cal/OSHA need to create a regulation to protect retail workers who retrieve shopping carts? A San Diego man says yes, but the Standards Board and DOSH have a different opinion. Here's why. Read more here ... More...
Standards Board: 'Badly Outdated' NFPA References to be Updated Title 8 contains a number of references to National Fire Protection Association codes, but they are badly outdated, a fire official says. Cal/OSHA aims to bring them up to date with a new proposal. Here are the details, and how you can weigh in on the changes Read more here ... More...
Naphthalene PEL Gets OAL Approval A 100-fold reduction in the permissible exposure limit for this common chemical takes effect in coming months. Click here to find out when. Read more here ... More...