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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....

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Standards Board Has Multiple Regulatory Changes in Pipeline

As the owner of a small manufacturing business, I would like to know if there are any new regulations being considered by the Occupational...

New Law Requires Awareness Training on Valley Fever Symptoms

I understand the Labor Code has been revised to address an increase in the number of reported cases of Valley Fever since 2016. As...

Changes Brewing in Safety/Health Rules Due to Conformity Mandate

I hear there is a new law revising what is considered a serious injury and the requirements for complaint investigations. What are the changes? As...

Revised Rules Affect Steel/Concrete, Electrical Work and More

Can you provide a summary of occupational safety rules that went into effect over the last year that haven’t yet been included in a...

Redo of Rules for Fire Fighter Protective Clothing Inching Ahead

What is the status of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board review and revision of the regulations for fire fighters’...

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...