Tag: Cal/OSHA

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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CalChamber-Led Coalition: Revised Indoor Heat Illness Draft Too Burdensome for Businesses

A coalition of employer groups led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to argue that a Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule...

Cal/OSHA Seeks Exemption from Economic Impact Analysis of Proposed Rules

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could increase Cal/OSHA costs for employers will be considered by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today. SB...
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Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers with Outdoor Workers to Protect Them from Heat Illness

Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness, especially those not accustomed to working in high heat conditions Employers need...

CalChamber-Supported Expert Appointed to Cal/OSHA Standards Board

With the support of the business community and the California Chamber of Commerce, Chris Laszcz-Davis was appointed yesterday to the California Occupational Safety and...

CalChamber Encourages Governor to Veto Duplicative Heat Illness Bill

The Legislature has sent to the Governor a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that unnecessarily duplicates current requirements by directing Cal/OSHA to adopt a...