Controversy as Lead Vote Looms

In less than a week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board is set to vote on the long-delayed and highly controversial revisions to the lead standards in Title 8. The February 15th meeting is sure to be long and contentious, with stakeholders making their final case to the Board about why the proposal is irretrievably flawed and … Read More »

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DOSH Pushes Back on Employer Complaints

Employer representatives have complained long and loud about what they see as a lack of meaningful interaction with Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health during the development of health standards. Topics include silica, wildfire smoke, COVID, lead, and indoor heat illness. Lead, in particular, has been a recent focus of criticism, given the significant … Read More »

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More Lead Changes – Anything Big?

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has published a second 15-day notice of proposed modification on the ambitious and controversial revisions to its lead standards. But how far do the new changes go toward addressing the concerns of employers? Comments are due to the Board later this month. The rulemaking project includes Construction Safety Orders §1532.1 and … Read More »

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Lead Regulations Moving Despite Objections

A 45-day comment period on the proposed lead revisions apparently is enough. Despite indications otherwise, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board declined to extend the comment period, as requested by employer-allied stakeholders. The declination came at the April 20 board meeting – like it was a forgone conclusion, as no Board members even made a motion to … Read More »

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How Leading Indicators Can Prevent Fatalities and Serious Injuries

According to the National Safety Council, total recordable injury rates have decreased more rapidly than work-related fatalities for the past 30 years, leading to “a new approach to serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention.” This approach focuses on “precursors” to these most serious events. NSC’s Campbell Institute recently issued a white paper on leading indicators … Read More »

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