Low Voltage, Litany Of Changes

Considering its size, a 119-page proposal to update Cal/OSHA’s Low Voltage Electrical Safety Orders (LVESO) generated relatively little comment at a Jan. 17 public hearing by Cal/OSH Standards Board. There … Read More »

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Resistant Staph An Increasing Threat

Recent outbreaks of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that killed teenagers in New York and Virginia and infected others in the Sacramento area bring up painful memories for Steve Rank, a … Read More »

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Title 8 Reform’s New Look

SACRAMENTO – One of the principal and long-term proponents of Title 8 reform says even though she still believes in the project, the will of industry, labor and Cal/OSHA stakeholders … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Approves Nail Gun Reforms

COSTA MESA – In the end, the Cal/OSH Standards Board nailed it, so to speak. The construction industry is happy, Cal/OSHA has the regulatory reform it seeks, and, presumably, workers … Read More »

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Blue-Light Proposal Gets Green Light

A Northern California production manager who asked Cal/OSH Standards Board to remove a confusing provision in Cal/OSHA’s industrial trucks standard will get his wish – partially. Under a proposal just … Read More »

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Form 9S Getting Undue Deference?

Although the regulated public made no comments at the Aug. 16 Cal/OSH Standards Board public hearing on two new safety order revision proposals, one board member let loose with pointed … Read More »

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