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Cal/OSHA Considers Making Wildfire Smoke Rule More Stringent

An emergency regulation requiring employers to protect workers from potential harm due to wildfire smoke may give way to a more stringent rule. The emergency...

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...

What Employers Need to Know: Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulation

Employers in California are now required to protect their employees from potential harm created by wildfire smoke, following approval of an emergency regulation by...

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...

Rules May Require Employers to Monitor Air Quality/Provide Respirators

New regulations for safety in the workplace are in motion as Cal/OSHA looks to protect employees from detrimental effects of working near or around...

Cal/OSHA Proposes Rule on Employee Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

I am an employer that has been affected directly by the wildfires in California. What is Cal/OSHA...

Federal OSHA, Cal/OSHA Add Another Layer of Paperwork

Now that I have to file Form 300A electronically, what do I do with the hard copy? The recent requirement to submit Form 300A data...

Rate of Fatal Work Injuries in California Remains Same Year Over Year

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reports that 376 Californians died on the job in 2017, the same as in 2016. California’s workplace fatality rate...

Remember to Post Form 300A: February 1–April 30

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers that they need to post at their place of business the Form 300A summary of 2018...

Workplace Injuries Reporting for 2017 Data Due on December 31, 2018

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log...

New Safety Rule to Protect Hotel Housekeepers to Take Effect July 1

California has adopted a new workplace safety and health regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry....

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...

Governor Rejects Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed a bill that would have allowed organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially...

CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer internal...

CalChamber-Supported Expert Named to Cal/OSHA Standards Board

With the support of the business community and the California Chamber of Commerce, Chris Laszcz-Davis was appointed this week to the California Occupational Safety...

CalChamber Identifies New Job Killer Bill

The California Chamber of Commerce has identified a 24th job killer bill that exposes employers to excessive, costly litigation. AB 2895 (R. Hernández; D-West Covina)...