Bill to Expand Cal/OSHA Powers

Senator Lena Gonzalez and co-author, Assemblyman Lorena Gonzalez, through SB 606, seek to apply Fed-OSHA’s “egregious employer” provisions to Cal/OSHA violations. But the bill is much more than just that … Read More »

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New DOSH Chief Counsel Named

Governor Gavin Newsom’s office has appointed Danielle A. Lucido, of Albany, as chief counsel for Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health. It is another appointment from Worksafe, the organized … Read More »

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Hagen Clears Senate Rules

Katrina “Katie” Hagen, Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointee to head the Department of Industrial Relations, easily cleared the Senate Rules Committee.  She did face questioning about key workplace safety and workers’ … Read More »

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Judge Denies COVID Injunction

Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman has denied in their entirety two requests for temporary injunctions against Cal/OSHA’s COVID emergency temporary standard. The requests were filed by two separate employer groups. … Read More »

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Appeals Board Chair Reappointed

Governor Gavin Newsom has reappointed Ed Lowry to the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board. Lowry has served as chair of the quasi-judicial board since the retirement of Art Carter at the end … Read More »

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Governor Seeks Increase for Cal/OSHA

Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 proposed budget would give the Cal/OSHA program an across-the-board increase. The proposal is part of an $850.6 million budget for the Department of Industrial Relations, a … Read More »

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