Next Steps on the COVID ETS

A Cal/OSHA Standards Board subcommittee will start discussions on further revisions to the COVID Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) – even a repeal – and it will be a public process. … Read More »

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Standards Board Completely Seated

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s newest member, Kate Crawford, brings years of frontline safety experience to the rulemaking body. Crawford becomes the board’s second management representative and was appointed by Governor … Read More »

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First Peek at COVID Emergency Rule

Cal/OSHA’s proposed emergency rule for protecting general industry workers from COVID is expected to be released to stakeholders this week, only a few days ahead of a vote scheduled next … Read More »

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Two Schools Controversy on COVID Rules

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has a big decision to make soon – whether or not to authorize an emergency temporary standard to protect non-healthcare workers from coronavirus exposure. Its own … Read More »

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Airing Out the Respirator Issue

Nurse representatives and other employee advocates are pressing Cal/OSHA to rethink its stance on respirator protections, as the state attempts to remedy a severe shortage. The issue was thoroughly debated … 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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