California has cited Tesla and fined the company $84,000 in a case of not covering janitors with workers’ compensation insurance, a violation of state law.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health reportedly ordered an investigation into an incident that occurred at a pet boarding facility. Apparently, five employees suffered workplace injuries when a dog attacked them on a recent Wednesday. A Cal/OSHA spokesperson says the agency will determine whether the facility violated prescribed safety standards.
Every workplace in California has safety hazards and unsafe conditions, some of which are unique to the facility or industry, while others are common in most workplaces. It is also true that not all risks can be eliminated, and employers must ensure that safety training is provided to address unmitigated dangers. Workers must be informed of unsafe conditions that could cause workplace injuries.
Federal safety authorities, along with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health remind construction company owners and their workers that trenches can be early graves because a cave-in can be deadly. Trench collapses are traumatic experiences, and those who are fortunate enough to survive could suffer severe physical and emotional damages. Hopefully, the National Trench Safety Stand Down will encourage compliance with safety standards, which might prevent tragic construction workers accidents.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Department recently issued a fine exceeding $5,000 to the Los Angeles Police Department following an investigation into workplace safety at the department's Central Station facility. The agency says inspectors uncovered multiple health hazards that led to unusual workplace injuries. Some of the risks include rats, roaches, fleas, gnats, mosquitoes, grasshoppers and flies.