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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AB 685: What Happens Next?

Beginning in January 2021, California employers will be required to notify employees, and in some cases health authorities, about potential COVID exposures. In signing AB 685, Governor Gavin Newsom also … Read More »

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Setting the Stage for Permanent Wildfire Smoke Rule

Cal/OSHA’s recently published “placeholder” permanent regulation to protect employees from wildfire smoke is much like the emergency regulation that expires September 22nd.  There are numerous minor changes, but none are … Read More »

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Indoor Heat Reg Getting Closer

Stakeholders are doing a deep dive into Cal/OSHA’s latest iteration of what soon will be the country’s first proposal for an indoor heat illness prevention regulation. What they are finding … Read More »

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Two OSH Bills Go to Governor

The governor is poised to decide the fate of two occupational safety and health bills that have cleared the California Legislature. One, AB 2334, would affect electronic reporting of injuries … Read More »

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