Governor Signs Heat Bill

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1643, which requires the state Labor and Workforce Development Agency to study the effects of extreme heat on the economy and workforce. The … Read More »

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COVID Reg Hearing Comments

This week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board held a public hearing on the non-emergency version of the COVID regulation, General Industry Safety Orders §3205. The hearing and regulation come now post-pandemic … Read More »

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Legislative Update – Sept 2 2022

Three bills of interest to the occupational safety and health community have made it to the governor’s desk. The legislature has approved a watered-down version of AB 1643 by Assemblyman … Read More »

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OSH Legislation Nears Approval

Four pieces of legislation related to occupational safety and health are facing final votes in the state legislature and could soon be on the governor’s desk. AB 2693, by Eloise … Read More »

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Legislative Update

Three bills in California of interest to the occupational safety and health community received amendments – some significant – and are moving ahead in the state legislature. The most extensive … Read More »

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New OSH-Related Bills Introduced

Legislation introduced would revise Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention standard to account for what the author calls “ultra-high heat” – 105ºF. Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) says the increase in days with … Read More »

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