Key Vote on SRIA Bill

Here is the status of SB 410 and other occupational safety and health bills.  Many were scheduled for hearing this week. SB 410 was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva (D-San … Read More »

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PAPICH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.

48 COR 40-8399 [¶23,102R] CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES – DUSTS, FUMES, MISTS, VAPORS AND GASES, RESPIRATORY PROTECTION, PERMISSIBLE PRACTICECal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 5144(a)(1) (2021) – The Division established … Read More »

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Respirator Shortage About to Ease?

Gov. Gavin Newsom says a China-based manufacturer is expected to receive N95 respirator certification from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). But as of deadline approval has … Read More »

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DOSH Adopts Federal Respirator Guidance

The COVID crisis evolves and respirator shortages have become painfully evident in California and throughout the country. Now Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has removed several guidance documents … Read More »

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Delay Respirator Enforcement?

Employer representatives are asking Cal/OSHA to temporarily halt enforcement of the respirator requirements of the rule on employee protection from wildfire smoke.  They reason the urgent needs of healthcare in … Read More »

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