OSH Legislation Advancing

Three significant occupational safety and health bills are moving forward in the California legislature. The most significant of them ā€“ SB 606 ā€“ has been amended again. The bill by … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Bills Advance

Four occupational safety and health bills have advanced from their houses of origin in the California Legislature, two in the Senate and two from the Assembly. The most prominent (or … Read More »

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Key Vote on SRIA Bill

Here is the status of SB 410 and other occupational safety and health bills.Ā  Many were scheduled for hearing this week. SB 410 was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva (D-San … Read More »

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Bill to Expand Cal/OSHA Powers

Senator Lena Gonzalez and co-author, Assemblyman Lorena Gonzalez, through SB 606, seek to apply Fed-OSHAā€™s ā€œegregious employerā€ provisions to Cal/OSHA violations. But the bill is much more than just that … Read More »

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Warehouse Quota Bill

There is a new bill in the California Legislature. AB 701, by Assemblyman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), takes aim at quotas for warehouse employees ā€“ most particularly Amazon. It would … Read More »

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Dem Seeks to Super-Size Cal/OSHA Penalties

Ostensibly aimed at ā€œegregious and flagrantā€ COVID-19 violations among employers, a new bill in the California Legislature would ratchet up Cal/OSHA penalties for willful violations by allowing the agency to … Read More »

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Governor Gets COVID Bills

Four safety-related COVID-19 bills have been passed and sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 2043, for instance, is aimed at better informing farmer laborers about COVID protections. The measure by … Read More »

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