Wildfire Smoke Bill Fast-Tracked

An advisory meeting was convened by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health to receive input from stakeholders concerning the regulation of outdoor employees’ exposure to wildfire smoke. A bill … Read More »

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New OSH Legislation Surfaces

The California legislative season is still on simmer, but three new bills of interest to the occupational safety and health community have found their way to the statehouse. AB 457, … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2018

Even though the regulatory front was relatively quiet in 2018, it was nonetheless an eventful year for California’s occupational safety and health community. Here’s a look at the top stories … Read More »

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The Legislature Resurfaces

Two bills affecting safety have been offered in this legislative in this session. One concers ambulance drivers and the other blood lead levels. Here’s the story: Assemblyman Ash Kalra has … Read More »

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Lead Blood Level Bill Vetoed

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2963, which would have made a blood lead level of 25 micrograms per deciliter an automatic serious violation. The bill was vigorously opposed by employer … Read More »

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Which OSH Bills Still Pending?

Only three occupational safety and health-related bills remain active in the California Legislature. All theee are headed to a crucial hearing in the Senate Appropriations committee to be held early … Read More »

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