Increased Construction Safety Inspections Coming To California


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Just a heads up: If you’re a construction company operating your business in the state of California, you might want to make sure you have your stuff together. According to a recent article for NatLawReview.com, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) is expected to increase their number of inspectors to check employers’ fall protection safety programs.

The increase, according to the article, is in response to the events that occurred at the end of May when four construction workers died from accidental falls at separate work sites across the state of California. Inspections are expected to take place mostly at construction sites in the San Francisco Bay Area but will likely occur throughout the entire U.S. after the national branch of OSHA designated June 2-6 as “National Safety Stand-Down Week” to encourage employers to discuss fall hazards and prevention with their workers and crews.

In 2012, 269 of the 775 construction fatalities nationwide were caused by falls from elevation. If Cal/OSHA finds that a construction site is not compliant with all applicable state safety regulations, the employer will face significant penalties and the construction site could be cited and shut down until the issues are addressed.

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