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FLASH: Napa Earthquake: Employer Wakeup Call A damaging earthquake in Wine Country could have been a lot worse for employers – it happened in the middle of the night. But what happens if next time it's during work hours? Here are ways to get your workplace ready for the next Big One. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: Big Changes Proposed for Heat Illness Rules The comment period has started on a host of proposed changes to the California heat illness prevention standard. Here's what Cal/OSHA proposes and details on an upcoming public hearing on the proposal. Read more here ... More...
FLASH: DOSH Seeks Major Changes to Heat Illness Standard California is leading the way again in High-heat procedures. New requirements have been proposed that will kick in at a lower temperature and water and shade will have to be provided at specific distances. The proposal just made by Cal/OSHA to its Standards Board. Read more here ... More...

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California Prepares to Avoid Ebola Is it an imminent threat or the next Y2K? State officials try to get California ready for a potential Ebola crisis – and head off hysteria. Read more here ... More...
Misstep Leads to Worker Fatality A short climb onto a truck proves fatal for a north-state worker. What led to the incident? Here is what Cal/OSHA knows so far. Read more here ... More...
Dissenting Vote on PPE Proposal Cal/OSHA took a vote on Oct 16th to bring a regulation on personal protective equipment in line with federal requirements. But if you're going to change one PPE standard, why not look at them all, a board member asks. Here's the answer. Read more here ... More...
Despite Objections, A Big Decrease in PEL for Hydrogen Chloride Despite the objections of a member of a Cal/OSHA committee that made the recommendation, the Standards Board approves a 16-fold reduction in the PEL for hydrogen chloride. Here's the controversey. Read more here ... More...
Board Adopts National Fire Update Cal/OSHA references to crucial fire protection codes are “badly outdated,” the Standards Board says in approving a fix to bring things current. Click here to find out which regulations are affected. Read more here ... More...
DOSH Eyes Early 2015 to Complete Heat Illness Revisions Cal/OSHA is working through a slew of comments on its proposal to ratchet up requirements for heat illness protection. Here's how the agency sees the rulemaking project progressing, plus the status of several other important projects. Read more here ... More...
PSM Reform, Health Care Violence Prevention Meetings in November Cal/OSHA is planning big changes in regulating two critical industries and talks will continue on the standards this November. Click here to get the details on these meetings. Read more here ... More...