New OSH Legislation Surfaces

The California legislative season is still on simmer, but three new bills of interest to the occupational safety and health community have found their way to the statehouse. AB 457, … Read More »

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Top Stories of 2018

Even though the regulatory front was relatively quiet in 2018, it was nonetheless an eventful year for California’s occupational safety and health community. Here’s a look at the top stories … Read More »

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The Legislature Resurfaces

Two bills affecting safety have been offered in this legislative in this session. One concers ambulance drivers and the other blood lead levels. Here’s the story: Assemblyman Ash Kalra has … Read More »

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Plume Draft Published

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued draft language for what would be a first-in-the-nation standard to protect healthcare workers from surgical plume, a byproduct of medical procedures. … Read More »

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Plume Panel Meets in November

Cal/OSHA is poised to start deliberating whether it should do what the governor would not – regulate medical “plume.” In fact, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills in recent years … Read More »

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Lead Blood Level Bill Vetoed

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 2963, which would have made a blood lead level of 25 micrograms per deciliter an automatic serious violation. The bill was vigorously opposed by employer … Read More »

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