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Heat Illness Enforcement in High Gear

With the second hot week of the summer season upon us, Cal/OSHA today held a conference call to go over their enforcement of the heat illness regulation for outdoor work, Title 8 California Code of Regulations section 3395. Some timely information came out of that hour-long presentation. Last year Cal/OSHA conducted 3,839 heat illness inspections. The most […]

Closing Conferences: The End of the Beginning

When a Cal/OSHA or Fed/OSHA inspector sets a date for a closing conference it signals that the investigation has been completed and the content of the citations has been decided. In the conference, which usually takes place by telephone, the inspector will tell you what Cal/OSHA or Fed/OSHA is going to do. Specifically, you will […]

Reporting Serious Injuries to Cal/OSHA: An Update

California employer advocate Lisa Prince discusses Cal/OSHA injury reporting mandates

Reporting Serious Injuries to OSHA

About 20 minutes into an employers’ seminar about getting ready for OSHA, we say something like “Now, let’s talk about reporting serious injuries to OSHA”. This is followed by few moments of people looking like a highschool class reacting to an announcement of a pop quiz on Monday morning. When the mounting tension has built […]

One OSHA

One OSHA, one seamless entity in federal and state-plan jurisdictions from Maine to Arizona, speaking with one voice when defining hazards and enforcing regulations. That was the dream the Obama Administration’s new OSHA team announced at last year’s meeting of the American Bar Association’s OSHA Committee in San Diego. How times have changed. At this […]