Cal/OSHA "What's New" Archive -

2020

June 2020

June 24, 2020 California Adopts First in the Nation Workplace Safety Standards Protecting Nighttime Agricultural Workers from Hazards
June 23, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Prevent Heat Illness during Period of High Heat
June 4, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Take Steps to Prevent Heat Illness

May 2020

May 26, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

April 2020

April 28, 2020 DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day

February 2020

February 3, 2020 Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance on Requirements to Protect Health Care Workers from 2019 Novel Coronavirus

January 2020

January 28, 2020 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post 2019 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1

2019

December 2019

December 18, 2019 Department of Industrial Relations Reports Increase in 2018 Fatal Workplace Injuries
December 16, 2019 California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Launches Employment Status Law Resource Website for Workers and Employers

November 2019

November 6, 2019 Court of Appeal Upholds Cal/OSHA Citations Issued for Inadequate Protective Footwear at a Home Depot Warehouse

October 2019

October 27, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers if the Air Quality is Unhealthy due to Wildfire Smoke
October 25, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Workers

August 2019

August 13, 2019 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory: Ensure Emergency Response Procedures for Outdoor Workers at Risk of Heat Illness Are Effective

July 2019

July 30, 2019 Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke in Effect
July 25, 2019 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory: Employers Must Provide Shade for Outdoor Workers
July 18, 2019 Standards Board Adopts Emergency Regulation to Protect Outdoor Workers from Wildfire Smoke
Employers must quickly adopt the new requirements in early August
July 11, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Incident at San Francisco Airport

June 2019

June 19, 2019 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Adopt Effective Procedures to Protect All Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
June 17, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Solar Panel Installation Company for Willful Fall Protection Violation
June 5, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Across the State

April 2019

April 30, 2019 DIR Offices in Santa Ana Move to New Location
April 26, 2019 DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day
April 18, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers after Temporary Worker Fatally Crushed in Tehama County
April 16, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Los Angeles Food Manufacturer and Staffing Agency for Serious Accident that Caused Amputation of Worker’s Fingers
April 10, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

March 2019

March 28, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Construction Company after Two Workers Hospitalized for Valley Fever
March 26, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Ceramic Material and Supply Company $250,000 for Willful Failure to Guard Machinery in Fatal Accident
March 21, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Contractor Following Accident that Crushed Worker

February 2019

February 26, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Electronically Submit Form 300A by March 2
February 20, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Contractors for Serious Safety Violations in San Francisco Twin Peaks Tunnel Fatality
February 13, 2019 Cal/OSHA Cites Pipe Installation Contractor for Fatal Trench Collapse in Daly City
February 6, 2019 Cal/OSHA Announces May 9 Advisory Committee Meeting to Evaluate Electronic Submission of Workplace Injury and Illness Records

January 2019

January 31, 2019 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries Starting February 1

2018

December 2018

December 20, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Cannabis Company for Safety Violations Following Explosion that Burned Employee
December 18, 2018 Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2017 Fatal Occupational Injuries
December 11, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Contractor for Fatal Trench Collapse at Residential Construction Site

November 2018

November 21, 2018 California's Nonfatal Worker Injuries and Illnesses Stable
November 19, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Construction Company for Fatal Trench Accident
November 9, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory on Worker Safety for Regions with Wildfire Smoke
November 6, 2018 Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation Approved: Certain Employers Must Electronically Submit Form 300A on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

October 2018

October 30, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Framing Contractor for Willful Violations of Nail Gun Safety Regulations
October 26, 2018 Cal/OSHA Notice on Emergency Regulation for Electronic Submission of Form 300A on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

August 2018

August 16, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations to Outdoor Advertising Company for Billboard Electric Shock Accident

July 2018

July 23, 2018 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers as Temperatures Rise across the State
July 16, 2018 Cal/OSHA Produces Fact Sheet, Poster for Preventing Work-Related Injuries to Housekeeping Workers
July 10, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Marine Cargo Handling Company for Fatal Forklift Accident at Port of San Diego
July 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory for Employers with Outdoor Workers in Central and Southern California
July 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory for Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions

June 2018

June 21, 2018 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Statewide

May 2018

May 8, 2018 Cal/OSHA High Heat Advisory for Employers with Outdoor Workers in Southern California

April 2018

April 27, 2018 DIR Honors Workers Memorial Day
April 13, 2018 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
April 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Roofing Contractor for Repeat Fall Hazard Violations

March 2018

March 13, 2018 California Adopts New Workplace Safety Regulation to Protect Hotel Housekeepers from Injury
March 7, 2018 Cal/OSHA Fines Foundry over $280,000 for Confined Space Accident

February 2018

February 5, 2018 Cal/OSHA Cites Tree Trimming Company after Brush Chipper Fatality

January 2018

January 31, 2018 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
January 4, 2018 Cal/OSHA Issues Citations Following Fatal Bee Attack on Tree Worker

2017

December 2017

December 19, 2017 Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries
December 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory on Respiratory Protection for Harmful Exposure to Wildfire Smoke
December 14, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Three Contractors More Than $145,000 for Oakland Structure Collapse
December 6, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory for Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions

November 2017

November 20, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Six Employers over $240,000 for Exposing Workers to Valley Fever
November 15, 2017 California’s Nonfatal Worker Injuries, Illnesses Level in 2016

October 2017

October 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Notice for Worker Safety during Fire Cleanup
October 23, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Across Southern California
October 13, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Advisory for Worker Safety in Wildfire Regions
October 9, 2017 Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers and Workers to Protect Against Exposure to Hepatitis A Virus

August 2017

August 25, 2017 California High Heat Advisory: Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers Shade Must Be Made Available for Outdoor Workers
August 4, 2017 New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries
August 1, 2017 Cal/OSHA Approves Reopening of Three “Revolution” Type Rides in California
August 1, 2017 Cal/OSHA Stresses Importance of Monitoring Workers, Recognizing Early Symptoms of Heat Illness as Central Valley Swelters

July 2017

July 31, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Aircraft Parts Manufacturer for Willfully Failing to Notify Workers of Their Exposures to Chromium-6
July 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Issues Statement on Ohio Amusement Ride Accident: All Fire Ball Rides in California Have Been Voluntarily Shut Down
July 24, 2017 Cal/OSHA and Chevron Reach Settlement of Citations Appeal Following the August 2012 Richmond Refinery Fire
Agreement includes provisions to replace piping, institute innovative safeguards

June 2017

June 21, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers that Fresh Water Must be Provided to Prevent Heat Illness
June 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries
June 15, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness as Temperatures Rise Around California

May 2017

May 19, 2017 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Prepare For Sizzling Temperatures
May 18, 2017 Landmark Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Approved to Reduce Risk of Major Incidents at Oil Refineries in California
May 9, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Two Employers for Fatal Drainage Shaft Accident

April 2017

April 28, 2017 DIR Honors Workers' Memorial Day
April 27, 2017 Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
April 17, 2017 Cal/OSHA Cites Building Supply Company for Fatal Forklift Accident

March 2017

March 27, 2017 Staffing Firm Found Responsible in Warehouse Carbon Monoxide Exposure Incident that Sent Workers to Hospital
February 10, 2017 Cal/OSHA Reminder to Employers: Post Annual Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries
February 10, 2017 Refinery Safety Training Requirements (SB 54) Meeting Notice
January 11, 2017 Cal/OSHA Investigates Four Recent Tree Trimming Deaths, Announces Safety Campaign