California Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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Name: California Occupational Safety and Health Administration
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

County fair vendor faces fine for unsafe rides

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A carnival ride vendor that supplies equipment for fairs across the Northwest is facing a $100,000 fine for knowingly operating unsafe rides.California-based Butler Amusements, Inc. supplies rides for churches, shopping ... [Published KOIN Local 6 - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Bay Area Rapid Transit fined in death of two workers

On April 17, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) was fined $210,000 by California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) for safety violations in relation to the deaths of two workers ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

BART fined $210,000 for accident killing two workers

A BART helmet right near the site of the accident that killed two transit workers.The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration is fining Bay Area Rapid Transit $210,000 for three "willful/serious" safety violations connected to the death ... [Published San Francisco Bay Guardian - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

California Occupational Safety and Health Administration

BART maintenance workers training under safety instructor Saul Almanza are taught this most important lesson: the objective when you go to work is to come home afterward.He remembers two BART engineers who were hit and killed by the trains they were charged ... [Published San Francisco Bay Guardian - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

I-House custodian dies from critical injuries sustained in 20-foot fall

Damon Frick, a custodial worker at Berkeley’s International House, died as a result of critical injuries sustained in an occupational accident early Monday morning, the campus said Wednesday.I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke believes that Frick, ... [Published Daily Californian - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals

“Is it necessary to use this toxic chemical?” That’s the question that makers of paint strippers and spray polyurethane foam may soon have to answer in California.The state's Department of Toxic Substances Control has announced  a first-ever draft of ... [Published PaintSquare - Mar 19 2014]

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"Starting next year there's $4.5 million allocated by the board to improve all the lighting" Rice told the Guardian, and that other changes have made the tunnels safer since the 2001 accident
"Employers have a responsibility to ensure worker safety," acting Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum said in a statement. "Safety standards are designed to save lives and they were not followed."
"Rather than duplicating ongoing federal safety assessments, we urge DTSC to incorporate science-based information from existing sources, including EPA and other authoritative bodies, in order to avoid conflict, gain synergies, minimize costs and maximize benefits."

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County fair vendor faces fine for unsafe rides [Published KOIN Local 6 - 2 hours ago]
Bay Area Rapid Transit fined in death of two wo... [Published Big News Network - Apr 21 2014]
California Occupational Safety and Health Admin... [Published San Francisco Bay Guardian - Apr 18 2014]
BART fined $210,000 for accident killing two wo... [Published San Francisco Bay Guardian - Apr 17 2014]
I-House custodian dies from critical injuries s... [Published Daily Californian - Apr 10 2014]
CA Targeting Stripper, Foam Chemicals [Published PaintSquare - Mar 19 2014]
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