Congress Reins In OSHA Log 300 Rules

The United States House of Representatives has voted to repeal – to rein in – a new Fed-OSHA rule on injury and illness recordkeeping. It is a certainty that Senate will follow suit and that President Donald Trump will sign it.  But what does this mean for Cal/OSHA and, more importantly, California employers? Congress is … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Chief Says Feds Used ‘Outdated” Info

Allegations by a Washington, D.C., group that Cal/OSHA is failing to conduct sufficient high-hazard inspections, doesn’t issue citations promptly and is not responding to worker complaints are based “almost entirely on outdated information,” says Division of Occupational Safety and Health Chief Juliann Sum in a formal response to Fed-OSHA. What’s more, Sum says, the “chronic … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Officially Refutes CASPA

In a point-by-point response to Fed-OSHA’s recent evaluation of a stakeholder complaint against Cal/OSHA, Chief Juliann Sum dismisses the allegations as based “almost entirely on outdated information.”  She also attributes the deficiencies alleged in the CASPA as “reflecting conditions” under the administration of former Chief Ellen Widess. In late June, Fed-OSHA issued its findings on … Read More »

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