Respirator Shortage About to Ease?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says a China-based manufacturer is expected to receive N95 respirator certification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). But as of deadline approval has … Read More »

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Petition for COVID Protections

Labor petitioned the Cal/OSHA Standards Board for emergency and permanent standards to protect employees from exposure to COVID-19, the Wuhan, China, virus. Oakland-based Worksafe and the National Lawyers Guild’s (NLG) … Read More »

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Airing Out the Respirator Issue

Nurse representatives and other employee advocates are pressing Cal/OSHA to rethink its stance on respirator protections, as the state attempts to remedy a severe shortage. The issue was thoroughly debated … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Vote This Week

The Cal/OSH Standards Board was scheduled to vote on July 18 on emergency protections for outdoor workers exposed to wildfire smoke. In addition, it has announced its intention to begin … Read More »

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