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Cal/OSHA "What's New" Archive

2015

May 20, 2015 Cal/OSHA Finds Employer at Fault in Window Washer's Fall
May 13, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Companies for Lack of Safeguards Resulting in Accidental Amputation
April 28, 2015 National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Protection
April 28, 2015 DIR Commemorates Workers' Memorial Day, Recommits to Improving Workplace Safety in California
April 7, 2015 Cal/OSHA Amended Heat Safety Regulations in Effect May 1
April 6, 2015 DIR Releases Status Report on Process Safety Management Oversight of California's Petroleum Refineries
March 30, 2015 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers with Outdoor Workers to Prepare for Heat Season Now
March 23, 2015 Cal/OSHA has posted guidance on the new heat illness prevention requirements for outdoor worksites
March 16, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cautions Employers to Avoid Using Non-Conforming Steam Boilers
March 2, 2015 Cal/OSHA Announces Safety Awareness Campaign for Roofers
February 3, 2015 California Labor Agency, DIR and Cal/OSHA Host the OSHA State Plan Meeting in Oakland
January 29, 2015 Cal/OSHA Reminds California Employers to Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 15, 2015 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Companies for Electrocution Fatalities Resulting from Lack of Precautions

2014

December 12, 2014 Cal/OSHA Marks 40 years of Worker Health and Safety in California
December 3, 2014 Governor Brown Appoints Juliann Sum Cal/OSHA Chief
November 20, 2014 Cal/OSHA Cites Disney Construction for 2 Worker Fatalities: Faulty Equipment, Untrained Staff Caused Deaths at Job Site
November 14, 2014 Cal/OSHA Updates its Guidance for Protecting Workers in Inpatient Health Care Settings from Ebola
November 14, 2014 Update image Ebola Virus Information
November 10, 2014 Cal/OSHA Cites Fuel Distributor Nearly $100,000 after Fatal Explosion
October 24, 2014 University of California Medical Centers Identified as Priority Hospitals to Treat Confirmed Ebola Cases
October 17, 2014 Cal/OSHA Releases Guidance for Protecting Health Care Workers from Ebola
October 2, 2014 Cal/OSHA Helps Firefighters Execute High-Rise Rescue:
Window Washers Brought to Safety after Getting Stuck on 18th Floor
October 2, 2014 Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise Across State Starting Today
September 11, 2014 Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Heat Wave Arrives in Southern California
September 10, 2014 DIR Advisory Committee Meeting to Focus on Refinery Safety
August 28, 2014 Task Force Targets Construction Sites that Commit Wage Theft, Put Workers at Risk
August 20, 2014 Cal/OSHA Cites Menzies Aviation for LAX Worker Fatality: Investigation Determines Menzies' Flawed Safety Policy Discouraged Employee Seatbelt Use, Led To Death of a Worker at Los Angeles International Airport
July 24, 2014 Cal/OSHA Cites Warehouse Company over $300,000 for Failing to Correct Serious Hazards at its Mira Loma Facility
June 26, 2014 Cal/OSHA Cites Shar-Craft Inc. $82,090 for Accident in Confined Tank Space That Seriously Injured Worker
May 27, 2014 Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites for Safety Rules Compliance
May 13, 2014 Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory to Employers with Outdoor Workers
April 30, 2014 Cal/OSHA Issues First High Heat Advisory of 2014 as Temperatures Rise Across the State
April 28, 2014 DIR Commemorates Workers’ Memorial Day
April 22, 2014 Cal/OSHA Fines Butler Amusements over $100,000 for Willful Violations at Big Fresno Fair
April 17, 2014 Cal/OSHA Fines BART $210,000 in 2013 Accident that Killed 2 Transit Workers
April 14, 2014 Cal/OSHA Fines Real Estate Company Three Frogs, Inc. over $91,000 Following Tree-Trimming Fatality
March 25, 2014 Cal/OSHA Launches 2014 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
March 25, 2014 Notice of Advisory Meeting for Mining Safety Order Proposals - 04/10/2014
March 14, 2014 California employers to post annual work-related injury and illness summary
February 13, 2014 Final Refinery Safety Report Calls for Greater Collaboration and Oversight to Protect the Public and Employees
February 5, 2014 Notice of Repeat Violation Advisory Meeting - 03/13/2014
February 3, 2014 Judge Upholds Cal/OSHA Enforcement of Worker Protection Laws for Adult Film Performers
January 29, 2014 OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-017 & Inspection Procedures for Isocyanates
January 24, 2014 Required inspections and equipment requirements - Update of October 30, 2013 Notice
January 15, 2014 Notice of Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Programs - 2/3/2014 Advisory Meeting
January 6, 2014 Notice of Cal/OSHA Hotel and Hospitality Housekeeping - 2/27/14 Advisory Meeting

2013

December 20, 2013 Notice of Zip Line Advisory Meeting
December 20, 2013 Cal/OSHA Issues Notice, Schedules Public Hearing on Process Safety Management (PSM) Program Assessment
October 31, 2013 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers of Risks of Valley Fever, Urges Employers to Take Preventative Measures
October 15, 2013 Cal/OSHA and UC Berkeley offer workplace safety training for small businesses
October 11, 2013 Cal/OSHA Issues Notice of Proposed Emergency Regulatory Action for Process Safety Management (PSM) Program Assessment
September 18, 2013 Cal/OSHA joins Federal OSHA in Reminding Agricultural Employers of Hazards in Grain Handling and Confined Spaces
September 17, 2013 Cal/OSHA Cites Los Angeles Engineering, Inc. Over $100,000 Following Fatal Trench Collapse
--- Cal/VPP Workshop: A Guide to Safety Excellence
July 11, 2013 Draft state report outlines steps to improve safety at California’s oil refineries
September 23, 2013 Cal/OSHA, Labor and Management Offer Safety Workshop October 2-3
September 10, 2013 Cal/OSHA Cites Henkel over $200,000 Following Death of Temporary Worker
September 4, 2013 Juliann Sum Named Acting Chief of Cal/OSHA
September 3, 2013 DIR Launches Roofing Compliance Working Group
August 30, 2013 High Heat Advisory: Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers of Continuing High Temperatures in Central Valley, Southern California
July 3, 2013 Cal/OSHA Announces Improvements to its Payment System for Pressure Vessel, Amusement Ride and Tramway Permits
July 3, 2013 High Heat Advisory: Cal/OSHA Cautions Employers of Increased Risks as Heat Wave Continues in Central Valley, Southern California
June 28, 2013 High Heat Advisory: Cal/OSHA Stresses Importance of Taking Precautions to Prevent Heat Illnesses
June 27, 2013 Cal/OSHA Cites Employers for Worker’s Death in Confined Space
June 26, 2013 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers of Heat Illness Risks
June 21, 2013 Cal/OSHA Advisory Meeting on California’s Heat Illness Prevention Standard Monday, July 8 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Oakland
May 31, 2013 Heat Illness Prevention Network Conference Call, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11 a.m.
May. 24, 2013 PHMSA Emergency Recall Order- Non-metallic LPG Cylinders Manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Co.
April 4, 2013 Cal/OSHA Launches 2013 Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
- - - Free Heat Illness Prevention Training Sessions
March 15, 2013 Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise Across the State
February 21, 2013 US Labor Department’s OSHA concludes fatality investigation at San Francisco VA Medical Center research laboratory, issues violation notices
February 13, 2013 In Cooperation with Cal/OSHA, CSB Releases Technical Report on Chevron 2012 Pipe Rupture and Fire; Extensive Sulfidation Corrosion Noted
February 1, 2013 California employers to post annual work-related injury and illness summary
January 30, 2013 Cal/OSHA Cites Chevron Nearly $1 Million for Richmond Refinery Fire
Imposes Highest Penalties Allowed Under State Law
- - - Hazard Alert - Ammonia Safety in Wineries:EnglishSpanish
- - - Webcast on AB 2774: The IFs, the ANDs and the BUTs

2012

- - - Protection from Noise in the Workplace
- - - Facts About Formaldehyde in Hair Smoothing Products
- - - Communicating Workplace Hazards to Employees
April 4, 2012 Cal/OSHA joins agricultural groups to launch training on Heat Illness Prevention
March 8, 2012 Watch the recorded webinar “Introduction to Confined Space Hazards” – Feb. 23, 2012
Download the Webinar slides (Powerpoint and PDF)
- - - OSHA Respiratory Protection Videos
NOTE: (1) the videos provided in the following link reference Federal OSHA regulations. Please reference Title 8 CCR Section 5144 for Cal/OSHA specific requirements;
NOTE: (2) Reference Title 8 CCR Section 1530.1 regarding the prohibition of cutting, grinding, sanding concrete or masonry materials without wet or local exhaust controls.
- - - Confined Space Hazard Alert Acrobat
- - - Press Conference launching public awareness campaign for Confined Space Emphasis Program, Feb. 14, 2012:

2011

May 20, 2011 Heat Illness Prevention enforcement Q&A – Spanish– updated May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011 Heat Illness Prevention Training Materials 2011
May 20, 2011 Heat Illness Prevention enforcement Q&A – updated May 20, 2011
- - - Final Performance and Evaluation Report on the Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
- - - Comprehensive Index to the Cal/OSHA Program Regulations
- - - 2010 Report to the Legislature: Targeted Heat Illness Prevention Campaign
- - - Heat Illness Prevention
- - - Heat Illness Prevention enforcement Q&A
June 14, 2011 New location for June 28 public meeting with Cal/OSHA Chief Ellen Widess to learn about Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention plans this summer
June 15, 2011 Nuevo sitio para la reunion del 28 de junio con la nueva jefa de Cal/OSHA Ellen Widess para escuchar sobre el nuevo plan para prevenir enfermedades causadas por el calor este verano

2012

November 18, 2010 Hair Smoothing Product Safety Update (11/18/2010)
- - - Enhanced Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report-EFAME
September 27, 2010 Leadership through Innovation: California’s Occupational Safety and Health Program
- - - California Emphasis Program Report on the Refinery Industry
- - - Guide for Working Safely With Supported Scaffolds
- - - "Making the Case"A series of FREE workshops from the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board
- - - Alliance with the International Association of Foundation Drilling, West Coast Chapter (WCC-ADSC)
- - - Building Compliance & Community Alliance: Public Works Tool Kit
- - - Old Archives