“A Death. A Widening Probe. Does Goodwill Endanger Workers?” #WorkplaceSafety

Dave Goudie, a former Goodwill employee who witnessed the death of Abraham Garza, said the young father's death could have been prevented with proper training. Cal-OSHA has hit Sacramento Goodwill with more than $100,000 in fines for safety violations. Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee BY MARJIE LUNDSTROM - mlundstrom@sacbee.com The gruesome death of a Goodwill Industries worker in … Continue reading “A Death. A Widening Probe. Does Goodwill Endanger Workers?” #WorkplaceSafety

CSB Releases Final Report into 2015 Explosion at Exxon-Mobil Refinery in Torrance, California

May 3, 2017, Torrance, CA, -- Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released its final report into the February 18, 2015, explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, California. The blast caused serious property damage to the refinery and scattered catalyst dust up to a mile away from the facility into the nearby community. … Continue reading CSB Releases Final Report into 2015 Explosion at Exxon-Mobil Refinery in Torrance, California

Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death #ConfinedSpace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu69H9HDCrQ This is a REMINDER as to how important Confined Space Safety Training, both through Hands On Practical Testing & Written Testing is to employees. The former safety manager at a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., tuna processing plant faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine if convicted on felony … Continue reading Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death #ConfinedSpace

“Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered … Continue reading “Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

“Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death” #ConfinedSpace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu69H9HDCrQ The former safety manager at a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., tuna-processing plant faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine if convicted on felony criminal charges related to the 2012 oven death of an employee. The rare charges against a safety professional were brought by Los Angeles County District … Continue reading “Safety Manager Charged in Worker’s Tuna Oven Death” #ConfinedSpace

“School Safety Training & Tips”

  Safety Training Handouts - Here's Some Help!! Did you know that your School District's Injury and Illness Prevention Plan requires that Supervisors talk to employees about Safety on a regular basis? You should make Safety a topic at every staff meeting or opportunity.  Do you need help with coming up with a training idea … Continue reading “School Safety Training & Tips”

Free GHS Webinar Hosted by OSHA and SCHC July 25, 2013 – 1:00 PM EDT

OSHA Hosts a Free GHS (Globally Harmonized System) Webinar OSHA will present a free webinar on the Globally Harmonized System titled “Hazard Communication 2012:  One Year of Implementation”  starting at 1:00 PM EDT on Thursday July 25, 2013. The webinar is designed to answer many of the questions that OSHA has received during the first … Continue reading Free GHS Webinar Hosted by OSHA and SCHC July 25, 2013 – 1:00 PM EDT

OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

OSHA Information OSHA Video - English OSHA Video - Spanish Contact: Adriano Llosa      Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4686      202-693-4659 Email: llosa.adriano@dol.gov      lawder.jesse@dol.gov US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers Educational materials and mobile application available WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off … Continue reading OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

In Cooperation with Cal OSHA, CSB Releases Technical Report on Chevron August 6, 2012 Pipe Rupture‏

Washington, DC, February 12, 2013 - The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) today 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. Cal/OSHA … Continue reading In Cooperation with Cal OSHA, CSB Releases Technical Report on Chevron August 6, 2012 Pipe Rupture‏

California Bumble Bee Tuna Plant Plans to Resume Operations After Worker is Cooked in Steam Oven

A seafood plant in Santa Fe Springs is expected to resume operations today amid a continuing Cal-OSHA investigation into the death of an employee who ended up in an oven. The Whittier Police Department, which provides law enforcement services in Santa Fe Springs, received a 911 call from Bumble Bee Seafoods at 13100 Arctic Circle … Continue reading California Bumble Bee Tuna Plant Plans to Resume Operations After Worker is Cooked in Steam Oven

SFFD Challenging $21,000 In Fines From Alleged Safety Violations During Fatal Blaze

by April Siese December 5, 2011 9:00 AM As we previously reported, the San Francisco Fire Department was hit with up to $21,000 in fines from Cal/OSHA for violations of its own protocols during a fire that killed two veteran firefighters. However, the SFFD's not taking this lying down, and is ready to fight the … Continue reading SFFD Challenging $21,000 In Fines From Alleged Safety Violations During Fatal Blaze

Cal-OSHA fines bakery where workers lost limbs

California occupational-safety officials have issued one of their agency's largest group of fines ever -- $230,535 -- to Bimbo Bakeries for failing to fix safety violations that led to amputation of workers' limbs. Officials said that 20 alleged violations were documented at three factories belonging to the company, which produces brands that include Oroweat and … Continue reading Cal-OSHA fines bakery where workers lost limbs