Governor Signs Safety Legislation

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed four bills affecting occupational safety and health.  Once is controversial legislation establishing new “egregious violations,” and a bill aimed at curbing quota abuse at … Read More »

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Business Killing Legislation Closer

SB 321, by Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D- Los Angeles), is her second attempt to make domestic household service subject to Cal/OSHA regulations. It has received major amendments that remove … Read More »

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OSH Legislation Advancing

Three significant occupational safety and health bills are moving forward in the California legislature. The most significant of them – SB 606 – 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.  Many were scheduled for hearing this week. SB 410 was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva (D-San … Read More »

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Why Newsom Vetoed Home Domestics Bill

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed SB 1257, which would have ended a longstanding exemption from Cal/OSHA safety regulations for domestic household service – such as housecleaners, nannies, and caregivers. Newsom … Read More »

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