Assumptions & Skipped Steps

Even well-trained and experienced employees make assumptions and mistakes out of control of the employer that get them hurt and killed. A 2019 workplace fatality illustrates the need for employer … Read More »

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Respirator Shortage About to Ease?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says a China-based manufacturer is expected to receive N95 respirator certification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). But as of deadline approval has … Read More »

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Changes at Standards Board

The Cal/OSH Standards Board has a new member. It also loses one. Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Nola Kennedy, 56, an industrial hygienist and professor at California State University, Northridge … Read More »

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Regulating the Marijuana Industry

Cal/OSHA will seek to prevent secondhand smoke exposure among employees of cannabis shops in the newly legalized marijuana industry by amending California’s 15-year-old regulation prohibiting smoking in the workplace to … Read More »

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Expect A Busy Regulatory Year

It’s only January, but so far in 2018, things are moving quickly on the regulatory front. This week, the Cal/OSH Standards Board is expected to vote on a landmark regulation … Read More »

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