Friday, December 14, 2018

State Starting to Revise Work Area Access Rules in Response to Feds

Our company is preparing for extensive upgrading of its facilities, including access and work surfaces. Has California’s Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board...

New Rule Bans Retaliatory Drug Testing of Employees Who Report Injury

Our company has a mandatory drug testing policy in the event of an accident/injury. Does the new federal regulation incorporated into the record-keeping requirements...

Check Instructions for Electronic Reporting of 300A Injuries/Illnesses

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a mandate that employers with 20 to 249 employees must submit their Form 300A...

Hotel Housekeeping Safety Plan Must Be in Writing

I own a small motel and bed and breakfast. How are the new regulations adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB)...

New Rules from Standards Board Range from Specific to General Areas

As the owner of a small manufacturing business, I would like to know if there were any new regulations adopted by the Occupational Safety...

Construction Industry, Concrete Makers* Subject to New Silica Dust Rules

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated regulations limiting worker exposure levels to respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter...

California Dramatically Increases Penalties for Violations

I saw that the penalties are increasing for Cal/OSHA violations. Can you clarify what these increases entail? In a budget trailer bill this year (SB...

Oil Refineries Focus of New Process Safety Management Regulation

Will the new regulation for oil refineries be in addition to Section 5189, the process safety management regulation adopted in 1992? The scope and application...

Outdoor Workers Subject to Heat Illness Prevention Rule

I have outdoor workers. Have there been any recent heat illness prevention regulation revisions that will affect the way I do business? The last revisions...

New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director...

Latest Regulation Packages Cover Skylights, Circular Saws and More

As the owner of a small manufacturing company, I would like to know if the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Board) has adopted...

Safety/Health Recordkeeping Mandates Change for Some Industries

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised the industrial classification index relating to partially exempt and nonexempt industries for recordkeeping purposes....

State Adopts Multiple New Safety/Health Regulation Packages

As the owner of a small manufacturing business, I would like to know if there were any new regulations adopted by the Occupational Safety...

New Rule Allows Use of Tractor-Mounted Worker Transport Carrier

We are an agribusiness specializing in row crops. Has Cal/OSHA amended Section 3441 to permit the use of devices attached to the three-point hitch...

Outdoor Workers Subject to New Heat Illness Prevention Rule on May 1

I have outdoor workers. How are recent heat illness prevention regulation revisions going to affect the way I do business? On September 25, 2014, the...

Personal Protective Equipment Standards Get California Update

Have there been any recent revisions to the General Industry Safety Orders, Article 10, Personal Protective Equipment? The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, in...

Bookmark Standards Board Website for Updates on Rulemaking

Being a small manufacturing company with limited resources, how can I determine if and when the Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board is...