OAL Okays Telecomm Fall Rules

California’s Office of Administrative Law has given final approval to revisions to Telecommunication Safety Orders §8615 on fall protection. The revisions are effective April 1, 2020. The revision is based … Read More »

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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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