Cal/OSHA News

Cal/OSHA Cites Company $108K in Fatal Pressure Vessel Incident

Cal/OSHA has cited Sierra Pacific Industries $108,300 for workplace safety and health violations after one of its employees was fatally injured when a pipeline on an air compressor exploded. On September 17, an employee working for Sierra Pacific Industries in …

Cal/OSHA Cites Multiple Employers for COVID-19 Violations

Cal/OSHA has cited multiple employers for not protecting workers from COVID-19 following inspections in various industries throughout the state. Violations were identified in industries including construction, garment, correctional institutions and medical. Cal/OSHA opened the inspections after learning of COVID-19 fatalities …

California’s State Fund Launches COVID Regulations Resource Center

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund has created a free resource center for employers, whether they are policyholders or not, to prepare their businesses for the next phases of COVID-19 reopening and help to avoid penalties from Cal/OSHA. State Fund’s resource …

Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Grocery Stores for COVID-19 Violations

Cal/OSHA has cited five grocery stores in Southern California for failing to protect their employees from COVID-19. The retailers were cited for various health and safety violations, including some classified as serious, with proposed penalties ranging from $13,500 to $25,560. …

Cal/OSHA Cites Food Manufacturer, Staffing Firm for Not Protecting Workers from COVID

Cal/OSHA has issued citations to frozen food manufacturer Overhill Farms Inc. and its temporary employment agency Jobsource North America Inc. with over $200,000 in proposed penalties to each employer for failing to protect hundreds of employees from COVID-19 at two …

California Safety Board Oks Regulation to Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has adopted an emergency regulation designed to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke. The regulation is expected to go into effect in early August and be effective for one year. …

Cal/OSHA Cites Solar Panel Installer $193K for Willful Fall Protection Violation

Cal/OSHA has cited an Anaheim, Calif. solar panel installation company $193,905 for multiple serious workplace safety hazards including one willful serious accident-related violation, following an investigation of a worker who was seriously injured after they fell from the roof of …

Cal/OSHA Cites Manufacturer, Staffing Firm $300K for Amputation of Worker’s Fingers

Cal/OSHA has cited two employers more than $300,000 after a temporary worker lost two fingers cleaning machinery at a food manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, Calif. On Oct. 2, 2018, the employee for Priority Workforce Inc. was reportedly assigned to …

Cal/OSHA Cites Contractor After Workers Hospitalized for Valley Fever

Cal/OSHA has issued serious health and safety citations to Underground Construction Co. Inc. of Benicia, Calif. after two of its employees contracted Valley Fever. The workers were reportedly exposed to the fungal disease while using hand tools to dig trenches …

California Contractor Cited for Accident That Fatally Crushed Worker

Cal/OSHA has cited a Bay Area contractor for serious safety violations after a worker was fatally crushed at a San Rafael construction site on Sept. 18, 2018. Investigators determined that West Coast Land and Development Inc. did not follow regulations …