Governor Signs Safety Legislation

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed four bills affecting occupational safety and health.  Once is controversial legislation establishing new “egregious violations,” and a bill aimed at curbing quota abuse at … Read More »

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OSH Bills to Governor’s Desk

Four bills related to occupational safety and health – some controversial, some not – have reached the governor’s desk. The governor has until October 10th to act on them. First, … Read More »

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Status of OSH Bills

Several significant pieces of legislation affecting occupational safety and health are close to passage in California’s statehouse. Here is a status update, including major revisions to three of the bills. … Read More »

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Safety at the CORE

A landmark high-rise on a hill at the California State University-East Bay campus and visible from the East Bay flatlands was demolished eight years ago. Now a new landmark at … Read More »

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OSH Legislation Advancing

Three significant occupational safety and health bills are moving forward in the California legislature. The most significant of them – SB 606 – has been amended again. The bill by … Read More »

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More Wildfire Citations

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued its second set of citations for violations of the wildfire smoke protection standard. The first set was issued earlier this year … Read More »

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Wildfire Smoke Placeholder Standard

California’s Office of Administrative Law has given final approval to a “placeholder” permanent version of Cal/OSHA’s standard for protection from wildfire smoke. The rules were effective February 1st. The Standards … Read More »

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