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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New Standards Board Appointee

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Barbara J. Burgel, an occupational health nurse and consultant, to the Cal/OSH Standards Board. She will likely fill the vacant occupational health representative position, but … Read More »

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