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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’...

Air Board Proposal Makes More Businesses Subject to Its Jurisdiction

Do you get deliveries to your business? I expect you do. Under a new rule being considered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB),...

Wildfire Smoke Protection Emergency Rule Now in Effect for California Employers

An emergency regulation requiring California employers to protect employees from potential harm due to wildfire smoke went into effect on July 29. Adopted by the...

State Air Resources Board Drops Expansion of Emissions Reporting to Small Businesses

In response to objections raised by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business groups, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has dropped—for now—its...

Proposition 65: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

One cannot travel very far in the Golden State without being bombarded with cancer warnings. Thanks to Proposition 65, a 1986 voter-approved ballot initiative titled...

CalChamber Objects to Massive Expansion of Air Emissions Reporting Mandate

No Public Hearing Set as Proposed Rule Now Encompasses Small Businesses Small businesses, including many without in-house air specialists, may soon be required to report...

Conference to Help Businesses Comply with New Prop. 65 Regulations

Regulators and legal experts will discuss how to help companies understand how to comply with the newest Proposition 65 warning regulations at the 14th...

U.S. Labor Agency Gives More Time to Comment on Proposed Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules—one that revises and clarifies joint-employer arrangements and another that...

Newly ID’d Job Killer Bill Passes Senate Committee

A Senate policy committee this week passed an environmental standard bill identified by the California Chamber of Commerce as a job killer because of...