Standards Board Drama

It was as if reality was suspended. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board rejected revisions to the COVID emergency temporary standard on a narrow vote Thursday, June 3rd. And then, after a … Read More »

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New Cal/OSHA COVID Revisions Are Out

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has published the latest version of COVID emergency temporary standards revisions ahead of a June 3rd vote. Here are the primary changes from a version published … Read More »

Key Vote on SRIA Bill

Here is the status of SB 410 and other occupational safety and health bills.  Many were scheduled for hearing this week. SB 410 was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva (D-San … Read More »

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Bill to Expand Cal/OSHA Powers

Senator Lena Gonzalez and co-author, Assemblyman Lorena Gonzalez, through SB 606, seek to apply Fed-OSHA’s “egregious employer” provisions to Cal/OSHA violations. But the bill is much more than just that … Read More »

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Exempt Cal/OSHA Regs from SRIAs?

The author of the bill mandating the long-stalled indoor heat standard is furious that a fiscal impact review is holding it up. She wants to exempt Cal/OSHA regulations from the … Read More »

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Dem Seeks to Super-Size Cal/OSHA Penalties

Ostensibly aimed at “egregious and flagrant” COVID-19 violations among employers, a new bill in the California Legislature would ratchet up Cal/OSHA penalties for willful violations by allowing the agency to … Read More »

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