Safety authorities in the agriculture industry in California are advocating for regulations to mandate nighttime labor safety. They expect to present the proposal to the Standards B of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health soon, and their goal is to implement the new standards in time for the 2020 season. Their primary concerns involve the prevalence of workplace injuries that involve equipment interaction, and also falls caused by slip-and-trip hazards.
Following several stunt-related injuries, production was recently suspended for two days on the set of "L.A.'s Finest." This time, it was not a stunt person who suffered workplace injuries, but one of the producers. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched an investigation regarding several questions about compliance with safety standards.
There is an endless list of substances to which California workers in various industries are exposed every day. Just like with other workplace injuries, employers must ensure that workers are aware of the threats posed by hazardous chemicals, and provide safety training that deals with safe storage and handling of toxic substances. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes the required safety standards.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched an investigation into the death of an employee in a facility that manufactures aerospace products in Los Angeles County. This tragedy appears to have resulted from a violation of one of the most crucial safety standards for industrial facilities. The victim suffered fatal workplace injuries in what seems to be an incident involving the unexpected energizing of a machine during maintenance.
When fatal workplace accidents occur, the employers and co-workers of the deceased workers are sometimes as traumatized as the surviving family members are. This appears to be the case after an employee of Wonderful Citrus in California recently suffered fatal workplace injuries. Reportedly, the 53-year-old worker suffered multiple blunt force injuries in an incident that happened on a Thursday morning earlier this month.
Safety authorities say contact with objects are frequently the subject of workers' compensation benefits claims in California and other states. Although employers are responsible for the health and safety of employees, they are advised to create safety cultures that will encourage workers to be alert at all times. It is not only compliance with regulations that can prevent workplace injuries, focusing on the task at hand can help workers to protect themselves.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health reported an investigation that was launched after an incident that sent an employee of a plumbing company to a hospital. The agency aims to determine the cause of the workplace injuries that affected two workers as well as the employer's compliance with safety regulations. They will likely focus on confined space procedures and safety training, and they will inspect the equipment. Cal/OSHA says there is no record of previous inspections at this company.
Safety authorities in California say the recently issued report about the 10 most frequently cited safety violations in fiscal year 2018 could be invaluable for employers who prioritize workplace safety. More efficient safety measures will not only prevent workplace injuries, but they will also improve productivity, morale and the bottom line if increased insurance premiums can be avoided. Although the primary cited standards are the same as in previous years, the list underscores the need for additional attention to those risks.
Unfortunately, workers sometimes suffer major injuries on the job. Such injuries could drastically change a worker's life, or even cut it tragically short. Risks of serious workplace injuries and workplace fatalities can come up in all kinds of industries. There are some fields though where these risks can be particularly high. A recent study points to utility work being one of these fields.