New Firefighting PPE Revisions

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has revised its long-stalled proposal to update firefighters’ personal protective equipment provisions. The major change to the proposal is the deletion of a requirement for respiratory … Read More »

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‘Normal Consumption’ Rule Now in Force

Another emergency regulation promulgated by Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health requires hospitals to define what is considered “normal consumption” of respirators and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in … Read More »

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Firefighting PPE Update On the Way

Cal/OSHA’s long-awaited update to its regulation on personal protective equipment used in firefighting was described as a “monumental step forward” and “groundbreaking” in a public hearing by the Standards Board. … Read More »

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Emergency COVID Bill Now Law for Ag

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 2043, an urgency bill to educate farm employees of COVID-19 hazards and preventive measures. It takes effect immediately. He also signed two other COVID-related … Read More »

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