New Safety Legislation

As Cal/OSHA moves to create an emergency regulation to protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke, a Southern California assemblyman is working on mandating it. AB 1124 by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein … Read More »

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New OSH Legislation Surfaces

The California legislative season is still on simmer, but three new bills of interest to the occupational safety and health community have found their way to the statehouse. AB 457, … Read More »

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45 COR 40-8067 [¶22,877] REPORTING WORK-CONNECTED INJURIES – REPORTING WORK-CONNECTED FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES Cal. Code Regs, tit. 8, § 342(a) (2018) – An employee did not contract Valley Fever … Read More »

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Wildfires: Valley Fever Threat

Among the many hazards residents, responders and recovery workers face during California’s destructive wildfires is the potential exposure to Valley Fever. Recently a Ventura County woman related the experience of … Read More »

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Governor Signs Valley Fever Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 1790, which mandates the California Department of Public Health to conduct an awareness campaign to help prevent Valley Fever. It was one of three … Read More »

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Which OSH Bills Still Pending?

Only three occupational safety and health-related bills remain active in the California Legislature. All theee are headed to a crucial hearing in the Senate Appropriations committee to be held early … Read More »

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Increase in Valley Fever Cases

California saw a third more Valley Fever cases in 2017 than the previous year, and 133% more than 2015, according to data from the California Department of Public Health. Kern … Read More »

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