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safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 18, 2018 04:55PM
.....looking into it.....under....reported serious injuries....???


California Opens Investigation of Tesla Workplace Conditions

State doesn’t disclose details, including what triggered probe
Company denied report this week that it underreported injuries

....California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has opened an investigation into Tesla Inc. following a report about worker protections at the company’s lone auto plant in Fremont, California.

The state agency “takes seriously reports of workplace hazards and allegations of employers’ underreporting recordable work-related injuries and illnesses” and “currently has an open inspection at Tesla,” said Erika Monterroza, a spokeswoman for the state’s industrial relations department.

California requires employers to maintain what are called Log 300 records of injuries and illnesses. Monterroza said that while the state doesn’t disclose details of open inspections, they typically include a review of employers’ Log 300 records and checks to ensure that serious injuries are reported within eight hours as required by law.

A story this week by the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal alleged that Tesla failed to report serious injuries on legally mandated reports to make its numbers appear better than they actually were. The website cited former members of Tesla’s environment, health and safety team saying Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s personal preferences were often invoked as reason not to address potential hazards.

Tesla pushed back against the story in a lengthy blog post on Monday, calling it “an ideologically motivated attack by an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla.” The United Auto Workers union has been trying to organize Fremont workers for more than a year.

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as CAL/OSHA, opened its inspection late Tuesday. Investigations can be triggered by a number of reasons, including internal complaints from employees. The agency declined to say what triggered its latest probe, which could take as long as six months to complete.

A Tesla spokesman didn’t immediately comment.

Cal/OSHA’s regulations define a serious injury or illness as one that requires employee hospitalization for more than 24 hours for a matter other than medical observation, or one in which part of the body is lost or permanent disfigurement occurs.



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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: April 18, 2018 04:58PM
Shocking! (Somebody had to say it...)



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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: davester
Date: April 18, 2018 05:43PM
Interesting, but many things can trigger an OSHA inspection. Nothing to see here as of yet.



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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: billb
Date: April 18, 2018 06:06PM
Tesla factory poor and brutal working conditions have been documented over and over again for months and months and months.
Nothing new.
Nothing has changed.



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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: artie67
Date: April 18, 2018 06:36PM
The Tesla 3 line is shut down. Fit and finish of the robotic approach has not done well.
Here's hopefully the link.
[www.latimes.com]
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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 18, 2018 08:33PM
There is no Tesla in 5 years if they do not get the Model 3 production profitable. I'm absolutely sure things are being underreported.
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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: April 18, 2018 09:07PM
Bob Lutz is laughing his ass off right now...



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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: April 19, 2018 01:10AM
Where's that fat bastard Mike Daisey when you need him?
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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 20, 2018 01:58PM
Here's the Reveal story that started this:
[www.revealnews.org]

Quote

Concerned about bone-crunching collisions and the lack of clearly marked pedestrian lanes at the Fremont, California, plant, the general assembly line’s then-lead safety professional went to her boss, who she said told her, “Elon does not like the color yellow.”
...
Frantic growth, constant changes and lax rules, combined with a CEO whom senior managers were afraid to cross, created an atmosphere in which few dared to stand up for worker safety, the former environment, health and safety team members told Reveal.

And in addition to yellow, Musk was said to dislike too many signs in the factory and the warning beeps forklifts make when backing up, former team members said. His preferences, they said, were well known and led to cutting back on those standard safety signals.

“If someone said, ‘Elon doesn’t like something,’ you were concerned because you could lose your job,” said Susan Rigmaiden, former environmental compliance manager.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/20/2018 01:59PM by $tevie.
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Re: safety last?!.....California opens investigation of Tesla workplace conditions.....
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 20, 2018 02:03PM
Tesla's response:
[www.tesla.com]

This part made me laugh:
FICTON
We have an aversion to using the color yellow in the factory to promote safety because we supposedly think it’s unattractive.
FACTS
This is truly ridiculous. Anyone who’s been in the factory can see that the color yellow is everywhere.

Well, I'm convinced. grinning smiley
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