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 »

All Gender Toilet Rule Adopted

The Standards Board has adopted a regulatory proposal aimed at complying with state law on single-user toilet facilities. But does it now put Cal/OSHA in the business of policing and … Read More »

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ESO Fixes Get Board Nod

Revisions to the High Voltage Electrical Safety Orders that could save workers’ lives have adopted by the Cal/OSH Standards Board and will take effect later this year. The board says … Read More »

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‘Safety’ Bills Advance

SB 1. which would prohibit California environmental and safety standards from falling below baselines from 2016, and which would allow private citizens to enforce state standards under specific circumstances, has … Read More »

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