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California: Federal Review Indicates Improvements in Cal/OSHA Enforcement Program

Prepared for the Katten Safety Advisory Group
Advisory | October 8, 2018

In its Fiscal Year ("FY") 2017 Federal Annual Monitoring and Evaluation ("FAME") Report, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") noted that the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health ("Cal/OSHA") has improved its enforcement, appeals, and federal standards adoption practices. The FAME process involves a case file review of closed inspections resulting in violations, along with randomly selected Cal/OSHA office visits. The FY 2017 Report's conclusions suggest that Cal/OSHA's performance may be attributed to enhanced resources and more aggressive regulatory policies. Below are notable statistics and observations from the FY 2017 Report, which is available here.

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