What is the Future of COVID Regulation?

As the worldwide pandemic begins to become endemic, Cal/OSHA’s COVID emergency temporary standard was readopted in December 2021 and becomes effective on January 14th, 2022. But what happens in April … Read More »

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2021’s Top Stories

Lawsuits, injunctions, variants, and regulatory turmoil. It seemed like a COVID year in 2021, or did it just seem like it because of the general media coverage? The rapidly evolving … Read More »

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O.C. JONES & SONS, INC.

48 COR 40-8499 [¶23,157R] CONSTRUCTION SAFETY ORDERS – INJURY AND ILLNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM (IIPP)Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, §§ 1509(a), 3203(a)(7) (2021) – Employer failed to implement its IIPP by … Read More »

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Safety Milestone in the Central Valley

Quiring General, a Fresno construction company, is the latest recipient of a Cal/OSHA Voluntary Protection Program-Construction Star. While the project qualifying for VPP doesn’t pose any unusual hazards, the certification … Read More »

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‘This Career Chose Me’

Safety professionals come into the profession for many reasons and under many circumstances. Some make it a conscious career choice from early on. Others enter through family connections. There are … 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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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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