Exempt Cal/OSHA Regs from SRIAs?

The author of the bill mandating the long-stalled indoor heat standard is furious that a fiscal impact review is holding it up. She wants to exempt Cal/OSHA regulations from the … Read More »

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Variance Keeps the Pressure Off Employees

A Los Angeles project’s huge tunnel boring machines need maintenance and inspection, but also needs to keep the tunnel face pressurized. Here’s how the construction company and Cal/OSHA have worked … Read More »

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What Heats up PSM Controversy?

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board issued what amounts to a split decision on Western States Petroleum Association’s petition to revise the Process Safety Management standard, an attempt to forestall pending litigation. … Read More »

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Firefighting PPE Update On the Way

Cal/OSHA’s long-awaited update to its regulation on personal protective equipment used in firefighting was described as a “monumental step forward” and “groundbreaking” in a public hearing by the Standards Board. … Read More »

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Warehouse Quota Bill

There is a new bill in the California Legislature. AB 701, by Assemblyman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), takes aim at quotas for warehouse employees – most particularly Amazon. It would … Read More »

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Dem Seeks to Super-Size Cal/OSHA Penalties

Ostensibly aimed at “egregious and flagrant” COVID-19 violations among employers, a new bill in the California Legislature would ratchet up Cal/OSHA penalties for willful violations by allowing the agency to … Read More »

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