Safety Articles

08/31/2022- Wildfire Smoke: Protection For Outdoor Workers

Cal OSHA protects outdoor workers from being exposed to smoke above an AQI of 151 for PM 2.5 per T8 CCR Section 5141.1. Smoke from wildfires contains hazardous chemicals, gases, and tiny particles. Breathing in smoke particles is especially harmful because it may cause difficulty breathing, coughing or wheezing…

 

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08/18/2022 - Proposed Regulation Changes to Cal OSHA's COVID-19 Prevention Standard

On September 15, 2022, Cal OSHA Standards Board has scheduled a Public Hearing to address proposed changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Standard. The Standard is currently set to expire in December 2022.

 

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11/12/2021 - How is Cal OSHA Addressing Federal OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard?

Federal employees and federal contractor employees are captured by the vaccine mandate and must comply per applicable requirements. The federal OSHA ETS applies to private employers with over 100 employees not having federal contracts…

 

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6/9/2021 - COVID-19 Prevention Standard (Update)

On June 9, 2021, the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB) met yet again to address the controversial and precarious regulation that is attempting to keep employees safe from COVID-19 infection….

 

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6/3/2021 - Covid-19 Prevention Standard Re-adoption

On Thursday, June 3rd, the Standards Board Advisory Committee held an emergency meeting to hear public comment and vote on Cal OSHA’s (The Division’s) post May 20th modifications…

 

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5/20/2021 - Cal OSHA Regulatory Update

Yesterday, 5/20/21, Cal OSHA Standards Board Advisory Committee met with agenda to hear public comments and vote on the Division’s proposed changes to the COVID-19 Prevention Standard, CCR Title 8 Section 3205-3205.4 – Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) set to expire October 2, 2021…

 

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