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Cal/OSHA and CA Labor Commissioner’s Office – Participating In CA Roofing Compliance Group

12 Sep

California’s Department of Industrial Relations launched a Roofing Compliance Working Group on Sept. 3 to enforce safety and labor law standards across the state. The group will respond to complaints of health and safety hazards in the roofing industry and will investigate complaints related to payroll, misclassification, and workers’ compensation issues.

The agency’s announcement said data from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau show there were 367 roofing-related falls from scaffolds, ladders, elevations, and into openings such as skylights in California in 2008-2010. The incidents resulted in total indemnity and medical costs exceeding $70 million. Participants in the working group comprises the Labor Commissioner’s Office and Cal/OSHA,┬áT-the Contractor’s State Licensing Board, the State Compensation Insurance Fund, and numerous other groups.