Sunday, May 19, 2024

Cal/OSHA Corner

New Fit Testing Protocols for Respiratory Protection Equipment

Is Cal/OSHA going to update fit testing procedures for respiratory protection equipment to match federal standards? Yes. On March 21, 2024, the Occupational Safety and...

Emergency Temp Rule Aims to Protect Workers Handling Artificial Stone

What is Cal/OSHA doing for workers who deal with manufactured artificial stone? On December 14, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted an...

Standards Board Keeps Moving on Proposed Indoor Heat Illness Standard

What is the status of Cal/OSHA’s indoor heat illness prevention standard? The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will soon hear the second revision of...

Portable Toilet: Conditions for Using When Regular Facilities Offline

Our business is located in an area that can be plagued with occasional disruptions of our water supply. We can provide drinking water but...

No Mention of Appliances in Wage Orders Governing Working Conditions

An employee is complaining about not having enough room in the break room refrigerator for a lunch. Just what is the employer supposed to...

Nonwork-Related Death at Work Still Must Be Reported to Cal/OSHA

An employee died of a heart attack while at work. It was not caused by his employment. Do I have to report this to...

Standards Board Moving to Adopt Non-Emergency COVID Regulation

I hear that the Cal/OSHA Standards Board will be presenting for public comment and future adoption a final version of the Emergency Temporary Standards...

Quick Overview of May 6 Version of Emergency COVID Standards

What is happening with Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard for COVID-19? The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has adopted the third iteration of the...

Standards Board to Consider Update to Required First-Aid Kit Contents

I hear that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Board) will be considering a revision to the requirement to obtain a physician’s approval...

Toxic Substance Exposure Requires Record Retention for 30 Years

As a manufacturer of products containing small amounts of toxic or harmful substances listed on the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS),...