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Cal/OSHA issues guidance, Q&A, on updated heat rules

Sacramento, CA – The California Department of Industrial Relations has issued a new guidance document to help familiarize employers on the state’s updated heat illness prevention rules, which are set to go into effect May 1.
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Cal/OSHA issues report on heat-illness crackdown

Oakland, CA – The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s heat illness prevention Special Emphasis Program led to 3,575 inspections in 2014 – about one-third of which resulted in heat-related citations – the agency has announced.
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Juliann Sum becomes new Cal/OSHA chief

Sacramento, CA – Juliann Sum has been named chief of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, also known as Cal/OSHA. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made the appointment on Dec. 3.
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‘Starvation diet’?

A report from a former Cal/OSHA employee claims the agency is understaffed – even though funding is available
The head of Cal/OSHA is denying a former employee’s allegations that the State Plan plays politics with funding – and that worker safety is being jeopardized.
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States stepping up?

Due to recent budgetary shortfalls and the length of time it takes federal OSHA to promulgate new rules, is it time for state occupational safety plans to step up their efforts to improve occupational safety?
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