FLASH REPORTS

Flash: Emergency Regs Do Not Meet Basic Standards

By: Commentary by J Dale Debber
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.

Flash: Here Are the Emergency COVID Regs

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.

Flash: Judge Denies Injunction Against Amazon S.F.

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.

Flash: Masks Now Required Everywhere in California

New guidelines outline when face coverings are now required in California and when Californians can go without. Click here for the guidance.

Flash: Newsom Approves Limited Term COVID-19 Presumption

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.

Flash: Cal/OSHA Receiving Thousands of COVID Complaints

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.

Flash: Coronavirus: Don't Panic, but Be Prepared

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.

Flash: Governor Names New Appeals Board Member

Veteran labor representative Marvin Kropke named to quasi-judicial board after criticism leveled on slow pace of appointments.