Leg Mandate on Lead Regulations

In case you missed it (and it was certainly easy to miss), the governor this summer signed a bill that, among many other things, prods Cal/OSHA about its pending revisions … Read More »

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Four More OSH Bills to Governor

Among the hundreds of bills passed by California lawmakers at the end of the legislative season are six related to occupational safety and health. In addition to ABs 1804 and … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update

The latest workplace fatalities include a fall, a caught-between incident and a whole lot of as-yet unknowns. Here’s the week’s update: The fall was in Los Angeles, where an employee … Read More »

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New DOSH Chief Faces Many Challenges

Doug Parker takes over the leadership of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health at a crucial time. The chief’s position has been vacant, or virtually vacant, for months. There … Read More »

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Appeals Board Re-Issues DAR

The long-running dispute over whether an East Bay transit company has to provide heat illness protection for its bus drivers has run a little bit longer than anticipated but might … Read More »

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Labor Activist Gets DLSE Post

Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Lilia Garcia-Brower, 45, as chief of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, a key post at the Department of Industrial Relations, otherwise known as the … Read More »

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Fall Protection Fallout

Representatives of the residential framing and roofing industries are pushing back against what they say are “significant errors” in the economic impact assessment concerning Cal/OSHA’s proposed six-foot fall protection trigger … Read More »

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