OSH Bills to Governor’s Desk

Four bills related to occupational safety and health – some controversial, some not – have reached the governor’s desk. The governor has until October 10th to act on them. First, … Read More »

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Status of OSH Bills

Several significant pieces of legislation affecting occupational safety and health are close to passage in California’s statehouse. Here is a status update, including major revisions to three of the bills. … Read More »

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Su in Running for Labor Post

Julie Su, who is currently Secretary of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency, is one of several candidates on the list as possible U.S. Secretary of Labor, according to published … Read More »

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COVID Enforcement – Whatever That Means

Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced “expedited enforcement authority,” among other measures, to slow the spread and reduce the risk for COVID-19. He gave no specific details about what “expedited enforcement … Read More »

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Stop-Work Orders for Imminent Hazards

California’s Labor Employment Task Force (LETF) has issued OPUs – stop-work orders to several Southern California employers after the task force found conditions that put workers in “immediate danger of … Read More »

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New California Safety Legislation

Spring has sprung, and so the California legislature is making that big bad boing noise. This year’s twanging bills involving occupational safety and health include regulations on indoor heat; preventing … Read More »

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Safety Roundup

LETF Sweeps Hit Construction California’s Labor Employment Task Force (LETF) recently completed multi-agency sweeps of construction sites throughout the state, resulting in dozens of citations for alleged labor and safety … Read More »

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