DOSH Trying to Achieve GHS Harmony

OAKLAND — California’s “right to know” standard for communicating chemical hazards to workers has given them critical information about potential exposures that they would otherwise not have had, and Cal/OSHA … Read More »

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A ‘Sledgehammer to Kill a Fly’?

A proposal initiated by California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) after it lost an Appeals Board decision would create confusion in the construction industry, stakeholders told the Cal/OSH … Read More »

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Appeals Board Reforms Move Closer

A short public hearing Sept. 6 didn’t reveal major objections to Cal/OSH Appeals Board’s regulatory reform proposal, but a coalition of labor groups suggested some fine-tuning to provisions on hearing … Read More »

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Differing Views on Definition of CSP

It seems like a no-brainer: A safety professional petitions Cal/OSH Standards Board to add a definition of “Certified Safety Professional” to Title 8. Board staff agrees and schedules it for … Read More »

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Thumbs Up on Maximum Load Change

COSTA MESA – Cal/OSH Standards Board adopted revisions to a Construction Safety Orders (CSO) section on maximum allowable loads that effectively eliminates a technicality that had resulted in one employer … Read More »

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Support for Scaffold Plank Changes

OAKLAND — Proposed changes to Cal/OSHA regulations on acceptable scaffold planking would “put an end” to the use of hazardous, low-quality planking, stakeholders told Cal/OSH Standards Board at a June … Read More »

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