Four More OSH Bills to Governor

Among the hundreds of bills passed by California lawmakers at the end of the legislative season are six related to occupational safety and health. In addition to ABs 1804 and … Read More »

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Pressing for Plume Protection

To nurses, the issue of protection from surgical “plume” is an issue whose time has come. To hospitals and the medical establishment, though, the problem is far from clear and … Read More »

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Decision Day on Abatement Bill

The Assembly Appropriations committee is poised to decide the fate of AB 1634, the latest version of legislation that would mandate employers abate alleged safety violations and alleged dangerous conditions while … Read More »

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Legislative Update (16)

SB 171, state Senate Pro Tem President Don Perata’s latest attempt to force hospitals to adopt “no lift” policies for their workers, passed its first committee hurdle when it was … Read More »

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Hearings Set For OSH Bills

The California Legislature has set hearings on two bills of interest to the occupational safety and health community. AB 514: The Assembly Labor and Employment committee has set a March … Read More »

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