Reality Begins Its Return…
The workplace masks are coming off indoors, as the Cal/OSHA Standards Board votes on an emergency standard version that actually sticks. Here are the changes.
What's the definition of “normal consumption” when it comes to respirators and other PPE in hospitals? A state law requires a benchmark, and Cal/OSHA has published one in a proposed emergency regulation. But how do California hospitals feel about new rules?
Cal/OSHA proposed substantial penalties when citing these employers in fatal and serious injury incidents. But how much did they have to pay when all was said and done?
There are 10 new workplace deaths in California, two of them from COVID
Another marathon Cal/OSHA meeting means more changes are coming to the controversial COVID emergency standard. What does this mean for the masking question?
Occupational safety and health legislation is getting closer to passage in the California statehouse. Employers are worried. Click here to see what they’re worried about.
OAL signs off on official recognition of “technical” diving after Cal/OSHA navigated Fed-OSHA objections. Here are the revisions and when it becomes effective.
After six hours of often emotional testimony by stakeholders, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board rejects DOSH-proposed revisions to the COVID emergency standard. But better revisions could take a while.
The mass shooting at San Jose's Valley Transportation Agency is one of many such events at California workplaces in recent decades. Here's how one expert says employers should work to prevent, and if necessary, respond to these incidents.
The revised emergency standard on COVID protections requires employers to include information on the fact that COVID vaccines are effective. But guest commenter Mark Webb explains why such a statement doesn’t tell the whole story.
In his first confirmation test as the nominee for Fed-OSHA administrator, Doug Parker fends off criticism of Cal/OSHA's response to the COVID pandemic.
The latest incidents under investigation include two new COVID deaths.
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board will hold an emergency vote soon on new revisions to its COVID standard to rec-ognize new guidance on vaccinated employees. Here's what key stakeholders have to say about this development.
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board wants to put all crane standards in one place – as it was until about a decade ago. But this “non-substantive” proposal is drawing some substantial stakeholder comments.