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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 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...

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...

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...

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...