Cal/OSHA Back into Adult Films

“Here we go again,” said Standards Board chairman Dave Thomas after the board voted to again wade into the prickly issue of regulating the adult film industry. The board’s action … Read More »

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Final Tally on OSH Bills

As the 2019 legislative season concludes, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed three bills related to occupational safety and health and vetoed two others. A total of five OSH bills … Read More »

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How a Dam Project Dealt with NOA

Rebuilding a dam is hazardous in its own right. But when the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission embarked on a project to rebuild the Calaveras Dam near Sunol to protect … Read More »

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Elevator Controversy Continues

It likely won’t be until 2020 that the regulated public sees Cal/OSHA’s proposal to revise the Elevator Safety Orders.  But the behind-the-scenes battle between the Division of Occupational Safety and … Read More »

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Leg Mandate on Lead Regulations

In case you missed it (and it was certainly easy to miss), the governor this summer signed a bill that, among many other things, prods Cal/OSHA about its pending revisions … Read More »

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Four More OSH Bills to Governor

Among the hundreds of bills passed by California lawmakers at the end of the legislative season are six related to occupational safety and health. In addition to ABs 1804 and … Read More »

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Chipper Safety Talks Set

The Cal/OSH Standards Board will reconvene an advisory committee exploring a potential requirement for brush and wood chippers used in landscaping to have “presence-sensing” devices to prevent workers from being … Read More »

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