‘Expedited’ Rulemaking on PSM

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has approved “expedited” rulemaking to address what petitioners call a loophole in Title 8 regulations. Petitioners say it has led to one horrific incident and could lead to a disaster. But there is still controversy about the issues. If adopted, the new rules will affect only California’s five renewable fuel facilities. … Read More »

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Petition Seeks Greater Gate Safety

The death of a seven-year-old Marin County boy and a spate of workplace fatalities throughout California from gate accidents have converged to reform gate safety. Both a petition to amend Cal/OSHA’s rules and a legislative effort are underway. The Cal/OSHA petition was submitted by Standards Board public member Joseph Alioto, Jr. He seeks to revise … Read More »

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New Rules: Vote on Silica ETS This Month

Next week, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board will vote and likely approve emergency revisions to the Title 8 standard on preventing occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica. The revisions aim to get a handle on illnesses and fatalities in the engineered stone industry. Engineered stone is the predominant material for countertops in the United States and … Read More »

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