Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

Cal/OSHA Issues Large Fine

Monday, April 5th, 2010

In the “L.A. Now” blog at the Los Angeles Times (4/1), Jessica Garrison wrote, “The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health on Thursday fined Bimbo Bakeries $230,000, including more than $120,000 in rarely issued ‘willful’ citations given to companies that intentionally disregard safety regulations. The action comes after a Times investigation last fall highlighted cases at Bimbo Bakeries in which five employees lost fingers or parts of fingers, and one lost an arm, in separate bakery accidents.” The action “comes as Cal/OSHA and the appeals board that reviews the citations it issues are under pressure from lawmakers and federal officials,” on issue being that the board “has repeatedly reduced fines or dismissed cases over the objections of Cal/OSHA investigators.”