Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 12:01:42 +0000
Reply-To: marcelina santiago <marcetito**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: marcelina santiago <marcetito**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: CalOSHA & UCLA
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OSHA cannot cite for the fatality, only for the hazards that cause d it. Besides each citation can only go up to $7,000 unless its a willful citation (plain indifference or intentional disregard). I think our NATIONAL average for cases that involved fatalities for last year was ~ $3500.  This could be very frustrating and I know it seems like very little, but that's the way it works.
Marcelina Santiago, PhD
OSHA Compliance Officer

Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 15:36:04 +1000
From: Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**PHARM.MONASH.EDU .AU
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] CalOSHA & UCLA
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM. EDU


This is shameful! $31850 for a fatality. We would get fined double that for an explosion. Foster=92s grou p recently got fined over $1,000,000 for an occupational fatality when they had not installed a failsafe they were instructed to do by Worksafe (o ur equivalent of OSHA) on a previous inspection.  Admit tedly it was a million AUS $.


Cheers, Paul



Paul Dover
Resources Manager
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University (Parkville Campus)
381 Royal Parade, Parkville
Victoria, 3052. Australia

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of NEAL LANGERMAN
Sent: Tuesday, 5 May 2009 7:59 PM
To: Paul Dover
Subject: [DCHAS-L] CalOSHA & UCL A


Cal OSHA issued its citations on the U CLA fatality at 16h30 Monday 4 May.

Cal OSHA fined UCLA $31850 for the fat ality.  $18,000 was for inadequate use of PPE, most of the remai nder was for lack of training.


No surprises in the citation.




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