Revisions to Cranes & Derricks Proposal

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has issued revisions to its long-running proposal to relocate safety requirements for cranes and derricks from the Construction Safety Orders into the General Industry Safety Orders, … Read More »

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A New Concept on COVID Regulation

A labor-management group is proposing a new approach for COVID regulations in the workplace. It could supplant Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) and a proposed permanent standard, and instead, making … Read More »

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Feds Suspend COVID Vaccine Rule

Fed-OSHA has halted enforcement and implementation of its controversial COVID vaccine mandate for employers with at least 100 employees.  Acceding to a mandate from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of … Read More »

New Ideas for California COVID Regulations

There is big news regarding Cal/OSHA’s adoption of Fed-OSHA’s COVID vaccine mandate. And perhaps more importantly, a labor-management group has filed a petition with the Board that would radically change … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Moving Swiftly on Vaccine Mandate

Despite numerous lawsuits filed against Fed-OSHA’s proposed COVID vaccine mandate, Cal/OSHA is moving quickly to adopt the federal requirements. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board quickly put the adoption on the agenda … Read More »

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New DOSH Acting Chief a Surprise

The director of the Department of Industrial Relations has appointed a new Acting Chief of Cal/OSHA. She is Danielle “Dan”Lucido. Lucido, 43, is the new Cal/OSHA Chief Counsel but she … Read More »

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COVID Rules: Crisis of Confusion

Today, the entire workplace safety community in California is looking to the East, as though a puff of white smoke not associated with a wildfire will signal that the federal … Read More »

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