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Construction injuries and fatalities cost California’s economy billions

November 29, 2012

Occupational injuries and fatalities in the construction industry cost California residents $2.9 billion between 2008 and 2010, a new Public Citizen report shows.


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CEO says co. is “shocked and saddened” by worker’s death

Cleared to re-open, factory remained closed for three days out of "respect"
October 22, 2012

A California food manufacturer has taken the unusual step of issuing a public letter following a workplace fatality.


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Walmart employees allege dangerous working conditions

August 12, 2012

Complaining of working conditions that allegedly include hazardous equipment and chemical exposure, Walmart employees filed a formal ethics complaint this week with the company’s corporate executives in Los Angeles.


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Phylmar Regulatory Roundtable - OSH Forum: Advancing Safety Excellence

Good practices for confined space and lockout/tagout
May 18, 2012

To ensure that California employers do everything they can to prevent serious injury or death as a result of working in a confined space, The Phylmar Regulatory Roundtable (PRR) -- a group of companies committed to improving workplace safety and health -- compiled information from members companies existing safety and health programs and created materials that provide the public with a set of successful or good practices for confined space and lockout/tagout procedures for those who do not have these resources available to them.


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California Dept. of Mental Health violates Cal/OSHA order to increase staff

Layoffs counter plan to curb patient attacks on staff
March 6, 2012

In its final days of existence, the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) is disregarding the rule of law where worker safety is concerned.


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What’s so scary about I2P2? Violations of Cal/OSHA’s version average $125

March 2, 2012

A longstanding California occupational safety program requiring all businesses to eliminate workplace hazards can help prevent injuries to workers, but only if it is adequately enforced, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation.


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Study says California's I2P2 works -- with enforcement

February 2, 2012

A new study by the RAND Corporation reports that California's longstanding injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) succeeds in protecting workers when coupled with effective enforcement practices.


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ASSE opposes proposed California PEL changes

January 24, 2012

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is expressing opposition to reported efforts to change a bill sponsored by California Assemblyman William Monning that would call for a limit on the type of professionals who would be able to supervise or direct the monitoring of control methods for permissible exposure levels (PELS) in state workplaces.


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