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Weekly news round-up

April 5, 2014

A 20-year veteran of Cal/OSHA accuses the state of illegally using federal funds meant for worker safety; roofers say OSHA’s proposed silica rule will increase their fall protection hazards and bad news about allergies. These were among the top EHS-related stories featured on this week.

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Weekly news round-up

Big Apple pesticide exposure, EHS Academy Awards
October 19, 2013

The government shutdown’s potential affect on public health, Academy Awards for the EHS community and the question your doctor should be asking you are among this week’s top stories as featured on

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Calif. luggage maker earns $34,000 in state OSH fines

Lack of PPE, heat-related illness among hazards
October 17, 2013

Blocked fire exits, lack of foot protection and dangerously stacked merchandise were among the hazards discovered recently at a California distribution center by the state’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA).

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Disney gets a price break on Cal/OSHA fines

Agency drops penalties by nearly 65 percent
May 14, 2013

For reasons that have not been disclosed, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has sharply reduced fines levied recently against Disneyland Resorts for health and safety violations at Disneyland.

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Not "the happiest place on earth" for employees

Disneyland closes rides after OSHA citations
April 15, 2013

Several rides at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim remain closed in the wake of seven safety citations issued against the resort by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA).

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CSB releases technical report on Chevron 2012 pipe rupture and fire

Extensive sulfidation corrosion noted
February 14, 2013

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) have released a technical evaluation report on piping samples taken from the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California, where a hydrocarbon release and massive fire occurred on August 6, 2012.

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Cal/OSHA Cites Chevron nearly $1 million for Richmond refinery fire

Highest penalties allowed under state law
February 1, 2013

The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued 25 citations against Chevron USA, with proposed penalties totaling nearly $1 million, for state safety standard violations related to the August 6, 2012 fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery.

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Assessing the animosity between CSB and Cal/OSHA

November 7, 2012

Animosity between the Chemical Safety Board and OSHA has reached “the boiling point” and was made public several months ago following the Chevron catastrophic explosion in California, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Study: Workplace safety inspections save lives, don’t destroy jobs

May 18, 2012

Research published in Science sheds light on a hot-button political issue: the role and effectiveness of government regulation. Does it kill jobs or protect the public?

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California's confined space safety program gathers steam

April 3, 2012

The Los Angeles Fire Department has become the latest organization to sign on to Cal/OSHA’s confined space awareness campaign -- an effort to educate employers and employees about the dangers of working in confined spaces.

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