Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Two bills affecting workplace health and safety in California—one affecting healthcare employers and the other affecting childcare providers—have made some progress in legislative committees.
Monday, March 27, 2017
California employers may soon be required to comply with a law that regulates heat at indoor workplaces. A lawyer close to the subject says a draft regulation currently being discussed has not engendered the warmest of receptions.
Friday, March 24, 2017
It's spring, and construction projects are in full bloom across the country. During the first week in April, Kentucky will be focusing on reducing hazards for those who build and repair roads.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
For the first time since the ergonomics rule was overturned by using the Congressional Review Act during the last days of the Clinton administration, yesterday, the Senate voted 50-48 to adopt H.J. Res 83, overturning OSHA's rule "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness," informally known as the "Volks" rule.
In September 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed S.B.1167, Employment safety: indoor workers: heat regulations into law. The law required Cal/OSHA to propose a standard that minimizes heat-related illness and injury among workers working in indoor places of employment by January 1, 2019. Working well ahead of schedule, Cal/OSHA published a “discussion draft” of the rule and held an advisory meeting about it on February 28, 2017.
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