January 7, 1992 |
Gerard Scannell announced his resignation as director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday. He is stepping down to become a vice president at Johnson & Johnson, the New Brunswick, N.J., company where he had worked for 10 years before taking over at OSHA. Before Scannell's tenure, OSHA had come under fire as being either pro-business or pro-labor, depending on which political party held the White House.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1986
The Times carried an article (March 14) stating that Cal-Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that the companies that were involved in the death of three construction workers in downtown Los Angeles last December may be fined as much as $560. This proposed penalty shows three things: 1--Cal-OSHA appears powerless to enforce safety for construction workers. 2--Employer will continue to expose their workers to serious industrial hazards unless they have genuine fear of the consequences.
July 29, 1987 |
The government today fined General Dynamics Corp., the nation's largest defense contractor, $615,000 for what it called 122 "willful" violations of the law in not reporting job injuries and illnesses among shipyard workers at its Electric Boat Division yards at Quonset Point, R.I. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it was fining the company $5,000 each for 121 alleged instances of failing to record or misrecording job-related injuries and illness at the yard in 1985 and 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1987
In January of this year, Gov. George Deukmejian made public his plan to eliminate Cal/OSHA and turn the protection of workers in California over to the federal Occupational, Safety and Health Administration program, allegedly to save the taxpayers $8 million. This is a terrible blunder that will cost the people of California dearly in terms of increases in worker illness, injury and death. If the Cal/OSHA program is abandoned, there surely will be annual losses of untold millions of dollars due to lost worker productivity, increased medical costs and escalating workers' compensation expenditures.
April 17, 1989 |
State officials will resume enforcement of job safety and health laws at California's private sector workplaces on May 1, California and federal authorities jointly announced today in San Francisco. The announcement was the product of lengthy negotiations and an outgrowth of the victory last November of an initiative--Proposition 97--to restore the state program. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration assumed responsibility for protecting California's 10.5 million private-sector workers on July 1, 1987.
June 19, 1986 |
A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Texas lawyer Robert E. Rader Jr. to the panel that oversees workplace safety conditions after he was accused of trying to undermine enforcement of employee safety laws. In two 8-8 votes, the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee killed President Reagan's nomination of Rader, refusing either to approve the nomination or to send it to the Senate floor without a recommendation. Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (R-Conn.