Cal/OSHA: Options on Respirators

Less than two weeks after assertions by employer representatives about having to shut down outdoor worksites because of the lack of respirators, and with large portions of the state shrouded … 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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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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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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DOSH Adopts Federal Respirator Guidance

The COVID crisis evolves and respirator shortages have become painfully evident in California and throughout the country. Now Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has removed several guidance documents … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Vote This Week

The Cal/OSH Standards Board was scheduled to vote on July 18 on emergency protections for outdoor workers exposed to wildfire smoke. In addition, it has announced its intention to begin … Read More »

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Phone App to Beat the Heat

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and Fed-OSHA have developed a free phone app that helps employers and employees plan outdoor work activities based on the heat. As … Read More »

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Is a Valley Fever Spike Coming?

Among the other consequences of California’s long, wet winter could be a spike in Valley Fever, the fungal infection that has sickened thousands of state residents in recent years. From … Read More »

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