The Date Palm Saga

Both Cal/OSHA and employers in the date palm industry agree that using lift-mounted platforms to place employees in trees to do needed work is better than having them use ladders. … Read More »

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Construction Silica Talks Coming Soon

The Cal/OSH Standards Board will make good on its promise to address the construction industry’s concerns about the new Fed-OSHA-mandated silica standard with a mid-December advisory committee. In fact, the … Read More »

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Delays Catwalk Vote

The Cal/OSH Standards Board postponed a vote on a proposal to eliminate what’s been called an “illogical safety requirement” on employers after two members voiced last-minute concerns about the action. … Read More »

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Up in the Air: Skylight Safety Changes

SACRAMENTO – The Cal/OSHA regulation protecting workers around skylights and other roof and floor openings could use some modernization and clarity, but the Standards Board should augment, not substitute protections. … Read More »

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