Business Killing Legislation Closer

SB 321, by Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D- Los Angeles), is her second attempt to make domestic household service subject to Cal/OSHA regulations. It has received major amendments that remove … Read More »

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Federal Safety Grants Available

Fed-OSHA is taking applications for more than $21 million in training grants, including the traditional Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, and a new program intended for infectious disease education. The … Read More »

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OSH Legislation Advancing

Three significant occupational safety and health bills are moving forward in the California legislature. The most significant of them – SB 606 – has been amended again. The bill by … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Bills Advance

Four occupational safety and health bills have advanced from their houses of origin in the California Legislature, two in the Senate and two from the Assembly. The most prominent (or … Read More »

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Technical Diving Reg Approved

The California Office of Administrative Law has approved Title 8 revisions that officially recognize technical diving in California. It takes effect on October 1st. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted the … Read More »

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Parker Grilled by Senate Committee

Cal/OSHA Chief Doug Parker faced persistent questioning from conservative U. S. senators at a recent hearing as his confirmation process to become Assistant Secretary of Labor for Fed-OSHA begins. Parker … Read More »

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Back to the Future on Cranes

What is seemingly a non-substantive consolidation of Cal/OSHA rules on cranes and derricks is attracting serious and substantial comment from various stakeholders. One commenter went as far as to suggest … Read More »

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May Budget Revise: Bucks for Cal/OSHA

Governor Gavin Newsom’s May budget revise keeps the across-the-board increases he proposed for Cal/OSHA in January. They amount to 8% for enforcement and the Appeals Board and 10% for the … Read More »

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