In this commentary the Standards Board is alerted to serious problems with the emergency standard it appears about to pass. Putting a safety standards in an Injury and Illness Prevention Program – IIPP - is not what the authorizing statute intended nor allows. This reg will hamper California safety professionals and business.
The Standards Board will vote soon on this extensive set of rules. Here is the proposed regulation and how you can weigh in – but you’d better do it quickly because the vote is just about here.
Flash: Cal/OSHA’s First COVID Cites
Cal/OSHA issues citations to 11 employers for allegedly failing to protect workers from COVID exposures. Here's who they are.
An employee sues the online giant over conditions at its San Francisco grocery warehouse related to COVID-19. Here's why the judge says a restraining order is not warranted.
New guidelines outline when face coverings are now required in California and when Californians can go without. Click here for the guidance.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is approving a workers' comp presumption for COVID-19. What’s in the order and who is covered at what cost? Get the details here.
Amid employee concerns about the availability of PPE, DOSH's deputy chief tries to clarify employer responsibilities.
Flash: New DIR Director & Counsel
Over a year into his office and nearly two years after a vacancy the Governor appoints a new head of Division of Industrial Relations. They get a new General Counsel as well.
A scary outbreak in China has health authorities on alert. Here's what we know, and the best way to protect yourself and your workplace.
Veteran labor representative Marvin Kropke named to quasi-judicial board after criticism leveled on slow pace of appointments.