New Firefighting PPE Revisions

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has revised its long-stalled proposal to update firefighters’ personal protective equipment provisions. The major change to the proposal is the deletion of a requirement for respiratory … Read More »

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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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Respirator Shortage About to Ease?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says a China-based manufacturer is expected to receive N95 respirator certification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). But as of deadline approval has … Read More »

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Settlements in Fatality Cases

Employers in recent fatality cases have come to terms with Cal/OSHA in settlement talks. Here are the results. Calaveras County Public Works: This public agency will pay half of the … Read More »

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