Deputy Chiefs Appointed

The governor’s office announces that it has filled a newly created technical position in the leadership of Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health. He also has reappointed the two … Read More »

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‘Limited’ Changes to COVID ETS Draft?

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has released its draft of its highly controversial COVID emergency temporary standard. The Standards Board is expected to vote on it during December. … Read More »

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RAND Study Fails to Consider Major Issues

A Cal/OSHA proposed indoor heat prevention regulation would affect some 196,000 establishments and about 1.4 million employees. It will cost employers between $657 million and $1.132 billion between 2023 and … Read More »

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COVID and the ATD Standard

Cal/OSHA is enforcing the aerosol transmissible diseases standard in healthcare settings with COVID exposure. But the agency is on the path to explicitly include SARS-CoV-2 among the diseases employers must … Read More »

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Permanent COVID Standard by Spring?

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s announcement that it intends to start work on a permanent version of the Title 8 COVID regulation raises several questions. Stakeholders at a … Read More »

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Indoor Heat Illness Standard Status

Cal-OSHA Reporter frequently fields contacts by employees through various means to report safety issues. While this publication does not give advice, we do point people in the right direction. In … Read More »

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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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