Petition to Protect Transit Crews

Two unions representing employees in the transportation industry have petitioned the Cal/OSHA Standards Board for an emergency standard to address COVID-19 safety conditions in that sector. SMART Transportation Division, representing … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Deadlines Extended

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health is being given an extra two months to complete its investigations. The extension comes through an executive order by Gov. Gavin Newsom. At … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Temp Rules

The last renewal of emergency protections for outside workers from wildfire smoke has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law. The rules were readopted by the Cal/OSHA Standards Board … Read More »

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Airing Out the Respirator Issue

Nurse representatives and other employee advocates are pressing Cal/OSHA to rethink its stance on respirator protections, as the state attempts to remedy a severe shortage. The issue was thoroughly debated … Read More »

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PSM Typos Fixed

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has adopted revisions to its process safety management regulation to correct typographical errors in the List of Acutely Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives. There were no … Read More »

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