More Injury and Illness Data

California workplace injury and illness data for 2021 shows slightly higher metrics over 2020 for all employment sectors. Private industry showed a slight decrease. Here are additional and more detailed … Read More »

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COVID Rule Changes

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has revised its “non-emergency” COVID proposal to revise the definition of “close contact” in keeping with California Department of Public Health changes. It also has made … Read More »

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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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