Cal/OSHA Bills Advance

Four occupational safety and health bills have advanced from their houses of origin in the California Legislature, two in the Senate and two from the Assembly. The most prominent (or … Read More »

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Standards Board Drama

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board rejected revisions to the COVID emergency temporary standard, based on myriad concerns, then reversed course and approved the controversial revisions. The reason: Voting down the proposal … Read More »

Proposed Respirator Stockpile

Assemblyman Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) has introduced legislation aimed at providing farmworkers with respirators during wildfire season. It would require Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health to designate a wildfire … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA: Options on Respirators

Less than two weeks after assertions by employer representatives about having to shut down outdoor worksites because of the lack of respirators, and with large portions of the state shrouded … Read More »

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Respirator Guideline Controversy

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has revised its guidance for the use of respirators in healthcare facilities during severe shortages. The new guidance tightens compliance with the aerosol … Read More »

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