State Agency’s Settlement Will Bolster Enforcement of Health-Related Safety Incidents
California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health has reached a settlement in two lawsuits accusing the state of repeatedly failing to protect farm workers who are denied access to water and shade while working in extreme heat. As part of the settlement, the agency has agreed to improve enforcement of recently approved safety regulations and conduct two internal audits evaluating its effectiveness and examining ways to create a publicly accessible database of violators.
- "California Settles Heat-Death Lawsuits, Agrees To Improve" (Lee Myers, "KPCC News," AP/KPCC, 6/10).
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