Hydrogen Powered Truck Rules

An advisory committee convened earlier this year agreed that California needs specific safety rules for the burgeoning use of hydrogen-powered industrial trucks (HPITs). Now the Cal/OSH Standards Board says it … Read More »

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Legislation to Protect Fire Mechanics

The Cal/OSH Standards Board could be again wading into issues surrounding fire personnel. This time, the legislature may mandate the board adopt an emergency standard to protect mechanics who repair, … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Vote This Week

The Cal/OSH Standards Board was scheduled to vote on July 18 on emergency protections for outdoor workers exposed to wildfire smoke. In addition, it has announced its intention to begin … Read More »

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Chipper Safety Talks

The Cal/OSH Standards Board will continue talks on chipper safety this fall, including the use of so-called “presence-sensing systems” to prevent workers from being pulled into wood and brush chippers. … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Emergency Rule Adopted

Agreeing that the perfect should not be the enemy of the good, the Cal/OSH Standards Board unanimously approved emergency protections for workers exposed to wildfire smoke. Like many Cal/OSHA regulations, … Read More »