Cal/OSHA: Options on Respirators

Less than two weeks after assertions by employer representatives about having to shut down outdoor worksites because of the lack of respirators, and with large portions of the state shrouded … Read More »

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Two Schools Controversy on COVID Rules

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has a big decision to make soon – whether or not to authorize an emergency temporary standard to protect non-healthcare workers from coronavirus exposure. Its own … Read More »

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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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