Wildfire Smoke Rules in Place

California’s Office of Administrative Law quickly approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency standard to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke exposure. The regulation, General Industry Safety Orders §5141.1, took effect July 29. The … 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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Wildfire Smoke Emergency Rule Adopted

Agreeing that the perfect should not be the enemy of the good, the Cal/OSH Standards Board unanimously approved emergency protections for workers exposed to wildfire smoke. Like many Cal/OSHA regulations, … Read More »

All Gender Toilet Rule Adopted

The Standards Board has adopted a regulatory proposal aimed at complying with state law on single-user toilet facilities. But does it now put Cal/OSHA in the business of policing and … Read More »

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ESO Fixes Get Board Nod

Revisions to the High Voltage Electrical Safety Orders that could save workers’ lives have adopted by the Cal/OSH Standards Board and will take effect later this year. The board says … Read More »

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