Judge Denies COVID Injunction

Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman has denied in their entirety two requests for temporary injunctions against Cal/OSHA’s COVID emergency temporary standard. The requests were filed by two separate employer groups. … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Placeholder Standard

California’s Office of Administrative Law has given final approval to a “placeholder” permanent version of Cal/OSHA’s standard for protection from wildfire smoke. The rules were effective February 1st. The Standards … Read More »

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Agriculture Sues Government on COVID

A lawsuit filed by agriculture challenging Cal/OSHA’s recently enacted COVID emergency standard is just starting to make its way through the legal system. There is an injunction pending to halt … Read More »

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Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn COVID Standard

Several California agricultural organizations have issued a major broadside against Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) about COVID. The lawsuit is seeking to nullify the ETS entirely or several at least … Read More »

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Vote on Wildfire Smoke Permanent Rules

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board is (was) expected on December 17th to approve the “placeholder” permanent standard on wildfire smoke protections. The controversial regulation will be in effect while Cal/OSHA and … Read More »

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OAL Approves Emergency COVID Regulation

California’s employers have been hit with more regulatory burdens. This time it is an emergency regulation – effective immediately – from Cal/OSHA. It requires substantial and extensive COVID protections for … Read More »

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A First for Cal-OSHA Reporter

In a first for this publication, Providence Publications has filed comments with the state Office of Administrative Law.  Cal-OSHA Reporter is recommending that OAL reject the recently adopted emergency regulation … Read More »