Construction Hoists Issues Rising

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has authorized an advisory committee to discuss the remaining contentious issues surrounding lifts. It has been more than a year since the Board revised its regulation … Read More »

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OSH Legislation Advancing

Three significant occupational safety and health bills are moving forward in the California legislature. The most significant of them – SB 606 – has been amended again. The bill by … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update

There are 14 new reported workplace fatalities. None of them are related to the COVID pandemic.  The new incidents include four fatal falls; four cases of harmful exposure, one massive … Read More »

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Next Steps on the COVID ETS

A Cal/OSHA Standards Board subcommittee will start discussions on further revisions to the COVID Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) – even a repeal – and it will be a public process. … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Nixes Ag Lighting Petition

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has denied a special interest petition from a manufacturer seeking to require specific lighting for portable restrooms used in agriculture. The Indiana-based company produces solar-powered restroom … Read More »

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