FDA Recommendation on Respirator Reuse

The surge in the nation’s respirator supply has prompted the federal Food and Drug Administration to recommend that healthcare facilities “transition” away from reusing the ubiquitous N95 filtering facepiece respirators … 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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Lessons from a Fatality

Cal-OSHA Reporter recently had an update about an August 2019 fatality at a Northern California agricultural operation. Minturn Huller Cooperative agreed to pay half of the proposed $38,925 Cal/OSHA penalty. … Read More »

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Board Decision on Mold Petition

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has denied Pamela Pierre’s request for regulatory action on mold exposure from water-damaged buildings. But the decision wasn’t a total loss for the Northern California woman. … Read More »

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Teen Safety a Continuing Issue

A seven-year study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) finds that while overall employee injury and illness (I&I) rates have decreased, they are up to 2.3 … Read More »

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Standing Down to Prevent Falling Down

Several months after the traditional fall-prevention stand-down events would have been held, the whole country stood down in the midst of a pandemic that came from Wuhan China. Business leaders, … Read More »

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Construction Workers: Risky Behavior

A comprehensive study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) suggests that several risky health behaviors among construction workers in the United States are more prevalent than … Read More »

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