Tag: Cal/OSHA

COVID-19 Prevention Program Emergency Regulation Adopted

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) voted to adopt a comprehensive and complex COVID-19 emergency regulation addressing a variety...

Emergency COVID-19 Rules Coming Soon

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the...

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation with Limited Opportunity for Stakeholder Input

Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19 emergency regulation for industries not already covered...

Still No Clear Compliance Path for Wildfire Smoke Regulation

In the midst of COVID-19, it is easy to forget the host of other regulations and obligations with which businesses must comply in California....

Lighting Regulation for Outdoor Agriculture Coming Into Effect in July

California businesses are struggling to adapt their markets and workplaces to a post-pandemic world. Like other state regulators, Cal/OSHA is still working on business...

Surprise! 2020 Promises More Workplace Regulations for California’s Employers

2019 brought some big changes under Cal/OSHA, and 2020 is virtually certain to bring new obligations for employers confronting some very hot new issues--including...

Coming Soon from Cal/OSHA Board: Wildfire Smoke Protection Emergency Rule

Update, July 30, 2019 03:00 p.m.: The California Department of Industrial Relations today announced that the Office of Administrative Law approved the Protection from...

Smoke, Fire, and New Legislation Approaching

In California, where there’s smoke, there may be a wildfire – and new legislative action. Starting with smoke: on Thursday June 27th, the Cal/OSHA’s Standards...

Regulations May Require Employers to Monitor Air Quality/Provide Respirators

New regulations for safety in the workplace are in motion as Cal/OSHA looks to protect employees from detrimental effects of working near or around...

Remember to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

In preparation for this week's projected high heat temperatures throughout inland areas of California, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers...

The Danger of Hazy Wildfire Smoke Standards – Capitol Insider

In the wake of recent devastating wildfires, California’s homeowners, businesses, and local governments have been left to clean up the devastation and rebuild their...
Capitol Insider

It’s Getting Hot in Here…Maybe Not

Approximately ten years ago, California led the country when it adopted outdoor heat illness regulations that specify safety procedures an employer must take for...
Heat Illness Image

Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Workplaces

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing regulations to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. A California...

Emergency Regulations for Workplace Injuries Reporting Approved

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form...
Capitol Insider

New California Workplace Injury Reporting Requirements

In compliance with Federal OSHA requirements, some California employers will be required to annually submit their injury and illness log information to a federal...
Capitol Insider

Once Again the Governor Paddles Right

The CalChamber led coalition fought a long and hard battle against a little known bill – AB 2963 (Kalra) which would have had far-reaching implications...
Capitol Insider

No Recess for Regulatory Activity at Cal/OSHA

When people think about lobbyists and their engagement in the political process, it usually is focused on legislation. And while CalChamber certainly is engaged...
Heat Illness Image

Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures reach triple...

Indoor Heat Illness Rule: CalChamber-Led Coalition Proposes Additional Clarity

A California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition has submitted a fourth set of comments on a fourth draft of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat...
Capitol Insider

Cal/OSHA Demystified (sort of)

For most people, the inner workings of Cal/OSHA remain a mystery. I provide here a few insights of how an idea becomes a Cal/OSHA...