Real-World Experience to Rulemaking

After nearly 40-years with Cal/OSHA, the past 20-plus as the Standards Board’s Principal Engineer, Michael Manieri is calling it a career. He will officially retire from the board on November … Read More »

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Construction Hoists Issues Rising

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has authorized an advisory committee to discuss the remaining contentious issues surrounding lifts. It has been more than a year since the Board revised its regulation … Read More »

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Back to the Future on Cranes

What is seemingly a non-substantive consolidation of Cal/OSHA rules on cranes and derricks is attracting serious and substantial comment from various stakeholders. One commenter went as far as to suggest … Read More »

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Firefighting PPE Update On the Way

Cal/OSHA’s long-awaited update to its regulation on personal protective equipment used in firefighting was described as a “monumental step forward” and “groundbreaking” in a public hearing by the Standards Board. … Read More »

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Hydrogen Powered Truck Rules

An advisory committee convened earlier this year agreed that California needs specific safety rules for the burgeoning use of hydrogen-powered industrial trucks (HPITs). Now the Cal/OSH Standards Board says it … Read More »

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Regulatory Year Heating Up

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: It could be a busy regulatory year. We said that in 2018 and just the opposite turned out to be true: The … Read More »

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