OSH Bills to Governor’s Desk

Four bills related to occupational safety and health – some controversial, some not – have reached the governor’s desk. The governor has until October 10th to act on them. First, … 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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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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