Firefighting PPE Update On the Way

Cal/OSHA’s long-awaited update to its regulation on personal protective equipment used in firefighting was described as a “monumental step forward” and “groundbreaking” in a public hearing by the Standards Board. … Read More »

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California Legislative Updates

Changes to Abatement Bill Spur Chamber to Drop its Opposition Major revisions to a bill that would have required employers to abate alleged violative safety conditions even while the citation … Read More »

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Governor Signs Reporting Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that falls far short of its sponsor’s original intention, but nonetheless will make it easier for employers to report fatality and … Read More »

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Safety Legislation Gets Key Votes

A number of occupational safety and health-related bills have cleared important hurdles since our last report, including a bill that would require employers to abate hazards even while the issues … Read More »

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Decision Day on Abatement Bill

The Assembly Appropriations committee is poised to decide the fate of AB 1634, the latest version of legislation that would mandate employers abate alleged safety violations and alleged dangerous conditions while … Read More »

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