Court Rules on Video Hearings

The Cal/OSHA Appeals Board did not violate the Administrative Procedure Act in invoking the state Government Code when it instituted mandatory teleconferenced appeals hearings during the COVID emergency, so ruled … Read More »

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COVID Reg Hearing Comments

This week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board held a public hearing on the non-emergency version of the COVID regulation, General Industry Safety Orders §3205. The hearing and regulation come now post-pandemic … Read More »

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‘Close Contact’ = More Cases?

With a revised definition of “close contact” for potential COVID exposure in the workplace, Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is cautioning employers to pay attention to the change … Read More »

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Response on COVID Impact Assessment

Facing substantial criticism from the Department of Finance, Cal/OSHA is standing by most of the underlying data for its Standard Regulatory Impact Assessment of the non-emergency COVID regulation. It is … Read More »

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Finance Questions COVID SRIA

The California Department of Finance says Cal/OSHA’s economic assessment of the impending non-emergency COVID regulation not only could underestimate the costs of the rule but might deliver only about half … Read More »

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The Coming COVID Rule

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health envisions a slimmed-down version of its current COVID regulation for the “non-emergency” version, deferring in some cases to California Department of Public Health … Read More »

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