California OSHA is looking into injury reports at Tesla


California OSHA is looking into injury reports at Tesla

Andrew Cummings
April 19, 2018

Production of the Model 3 has been temporarily shut down to deal with bottlenecks in the company's production lines, which, according to Musk, are due to the overuse of automation.

The report also said California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health has noted over 40 violations from Tesla since 2013.

The reports that came up recently regarding the worker protections at Tesla's lone auto plant located in Fremont is what pushed California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health to open investigations into the Company.


The Cal-OSHA's safety investigation comes just a few days after the Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal published a long article alleging that Tesla was intentionally neglecting to report its employees' serious injuries in order to make its safety record appear better. That is the reason it has chose to open inspection at Tesla as was disclosed by a spokeswoman for the state's industrial relations department Erika Monterroza. Log 300 is a log of work-related injuries and illnesses.

On Sunday, Reveal alleged that Tesla neglected to report serious injuries on legally mandated reports in order to distort its health and safety track record. In our view, what they portray as investigative journalism is in fact an ideologically motivated attack by an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla.

Tesla claims its injury rate at the factory is half of what it was when the plant was operated by GM and Toyota in the past.


Tesla is at a hard point as a company at present, with Elon Musk telling staff to walk out of unproductive meetings and even ignore company rules on occasion in order to boost productivity according to the BBC.

In it, the 46-year-old billionaire warned that "excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and nearly always get worse over time" and urged staff to "walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren't adding value". In the email, other than the productivity tips, Musk also congratulated his team for having completed third full week of producing over 2000 Model 3 vehicles. "Any that fail to meet the Tesla standard of excellence will have their contracts ended on Monday", Musk wrote.


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