Governor Seeks Increase for Cal/OSHA

Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 proposed budget would give the Cal/OSHA program an across-the-board increase. The proposal is part of an $850.6 million budget for the Department of Industrial Relations, a … Read More »

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Standards Board Completely Seated

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s newest member, Kate Crawford, brings years of frontline safety experience to the rulemaking body. Crawford becomes the board’s second management representative and was appointed by Governor … Read More »

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Anti-Restart Petition Stalls

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board says Scott Swaaley’s petition to revise Title 8 to clarify an existing “anti-restart” regulation doesn’t pass muster in several ways, and has denied it. But both … Read More »

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Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn COVID Standard

Several California agricultural organizations have issued a major broadside against Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) about COVID. The lawsuit is seeking to nullify the ETS entirely or several at least … Read More »

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Crawford Joins Cal/OSHA Standards Board

The Governor has made three appointments to the Cal/OSHA Standards Board. Filling a long-time vacancy on the Cal/OSHA Standard Board, Governor Gavin Newsom named construction safety professional Kathleen “Kate” Crawford … Read More »

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Vote on Wildfire Smoke Permanent Rules

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board is (was) expected on December 17th to approve the “placeholder” permanent standard on wildfire smoke protections. The controversial regulation will be in effect while Cal/OSHA and … Read More »

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