Tag: Cal/OSHA

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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...

Senate to Consider Unnecessary Mandate

The Senate will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that imposes new unnecessary and burdensome duties on employers related to the employer’s written...

California Work-Related Injury and Illness Rate Is Lowest in 13 Years

Cal/OSHA uses the survey data to “refine and strengthen workplace safety and health regulations.” The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released California’s 2014 Survey of...

CalChamber Wins Veto of Overly Broad Bill, Leads Opposition to Misguided Regulations

A quiet legislative year on workplace safety issues still ended in a victory for the California Chamber of Commerce, which also kept busy leading...
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Governor Makes Appointments to Cal/OSHA Standards Board

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently made some long-awaited appointments to the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. Four members were reappointed to their...
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CalChamber, Coalition Continue to Oppose, Call for More Clarity of Heat Illness Regulation Revisions

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of businesses have submitted comments to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) on proposed...