Tag: Workplace Safety

Key Labor Law Bills to Watch This Year

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Chris Micheli,...

TODAY: California Officially Re-Opens

Today, California turns the page and officially “re-opens” after what was arguably one of the most difficult and dark years in the state’s history....

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...

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...

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...
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Impaired in 2020: Ongoing issues for Cannabis in the Workplace

Building on decades of steady movement towards legalization of cannabis in California, 2020 promises new questions for employers concerned about workplace safety and federal...

Proposal Would Make Wildfire Smoke Protection Rule More Stringent; Threatens to Increase Business Costs

An emergency regulation issued from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on July 29, 2019 requires California employers to take...

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...

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...

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 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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Indoor Heat Illness Rules: Keeping Up the Pressure

Latest Draft Still Too Complex, Burdensome While the latest version of the Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule is improved over prior versions, a...

Cal/OSHA Issues Notice for Worker Health and Safety in Wildfire Regions

Cal/OSHA has issued guidance for employers and workers on working safely in conditions with heavy smoke caused by the wildfires. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals,...