Governor Seeks Increase for Cal/OSHA

Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 proposed budget would give the Cal/OSHA program an across-the-board increase. The proposal is part of an $850.6 million budget for the Department of Industrial Relations, a … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA’s Answers to COVID Questions

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued some additions to its Frequently Asked Questions document on the recently enacted COVID standard  – General Industry Safety Orders §3205. The … Read More »

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Fatality Cases Settled

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health and employers have resolved two cases involving workplace fatalities. One of the cases involved a San Jose couple DOSH deemed employers after a … Read More »

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Workplace Fatality Update

Cal/OSHA reports 41 new workplace fatalities from the last days of December and the first few days of January. They include 36 COVID-related deaths. Near Desert Hot Springs, 52-year-old Mario … Read More »

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Agriculture Sues Government on COVID

A lawsuit filed by agriculture challenging Cal/OSHA’s recently enacted COVID emergency standard is just starting to make its way through the legal system. There is an injunction pending to halt … Read More »

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Standards Board Completely Seated

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s newest member, Kate Crawford, brings years of frontline safety experience to the rulemaking body. Crawford becomes the board’s second management representative and was appointed by Governor … Read More »

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Proposed Respirator Stockpile

Assemblyman Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) has introduced legislation aimed at providing farmworkers with respirators during wildfire season. It would require Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health to designate a wildfire … Read More »

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Anti-Restart Petition Stalls

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board says Scott Swaaley’s petition to revise Title 8 to clarify an existing “anti-restart” regulation doesn’t pass muster in several ways, and has denied it. But both … Read More »

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