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Archive of: 2012

  • 1BY — An Enforcement Tool, Not A Good Faith Invitation to Dialog

    <p>The 1BY letter created by Assembly Bill 2774 was intended to engage the employer in a dialog with Cal/OSHA about its decision to issue a serious-classified citation following an investigation. The law specifically provides that the intended citation cannot be issued until 15 days following notice to the employer of Cal/OSHA’s intent to cite.</p>

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  • Confined Space Special Emphasis Program Alert

    Cal/OSHA Chief Ellen Widess yesterday announced a Special Emphasis Program on confined space compliance, following a series of confined space deaths in 2011. Employers can expect, at the minimum, that any future inspection will include not just a request to review your IIPP and Heat Illness programs, but your written Confined Space plans as well.

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  • Reporting Serious Injuries to Cal/OSHA: An Update

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

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