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CalChamber-Led Coalition Fights Costly Prop. 65 Warning Change

Proposed changes to Proposition 65 warning rules just two years after they went into effect will invite new frivolous enforcement actions against businesses and...

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The Cal/OSHA advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) offer some hints as to the future of California’s ETS. Before the...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...

Proposed Change to Prop. 65 Warning Rules Will Increase Business Costs

WARNING: Everything in California May Cause Cancer. That is the likely conclusion if one were to believe every Proposition 65 warning they encounter. So ubiquitous...

CalChamber Urges Pull Back of Emergency COVID Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce urged the California Legislature this week to correct a series of costly COVID-19 workplace mandates imposed through an emergency...

CalChamber Asks Cal/OSHA to Delay Enforcing Emergency COVID-19 Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to delay enforcement of the emergency COVID-19 rules. The...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering...

CalChamber Pursues Dual Paths to Provide Relief on Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

Despite disruptions caused by a global pandemic, the number of 60-day notices filed pursuant to Proposition 65 against food companies alleging exposure to acrylamide...

Coalition Pressure Secures Withdrawal of Harmful Change to Prop. 65 Safe Harbor

Thanks to the efforts of the California Chamber of Commerce and a broad coalition of organizations, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)...

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19 emergency regulation for industries not...

Still No Clear Compliance Path for Wildfire Smoke Regulation

In the midst of COVID-19, it is easy to forget the host of other regulations and obligations with which businesses must comply in California. As...

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...

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups this week voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency...

Environmental, Industry Groups Call for Suspending Public Comment Deadlines on Pending Regulations

A collection of industry and environmental organizations are urging federal and California agencies to extend or suspend public comment deadlines on a variety of...

Proposed Amendments to Proposition 65 Eliminate Online Warning Safe Harbor

The latest proposed amendments to the state’s Proposition 65 warning regulations eliminate online warnings as a safe harbor warning method and are a substantial...

2020 Promises More Workplace Regulations for California Employers

Last year brought some big changes under the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), and 2020 is virtually certain to bring new...

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’...