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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Governor Gets COVID Bills

Four safety-related COVID-19 bills have been passed and sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 2043, for instance, is aimed at better informing farmer laborers about COVID protections. The measure by … Read More »

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Assumptions & Skipped Steps

Even well-trained and experienced employees make assumptions and mistakes out of control of the employer that get them hurt and killed. A 2019 workplace fatality illustrates the need for employer … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA COVID Guidance

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is issuing guidance for employers and safety professionals in several sectors with particular issues related to COVID-19. The latest include agriculture, nursing homes … Read More »

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Delay Respirator Enforcement?

Employer representatives are asking Cal/OSHA to temporarily halt enforcement of the respirator requirements of the rule on employee protection from wildfire smoke.  They reason the urgent needs of healthcare in … Read More »

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