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PCB Exposures to Workers and Building Occupants

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) were a component of certain building materials and in transformers and capacitors from the 1920s until 1979.  PCBs in building materials are most commonly found in florescent light ballasts and caulking used around windows and to seal...

New Silica Standard – Competent Person Requirements

Cal/OSHA has promulgated a new standard for respirable crystalline silica that is substantially similar to Federal OSHA’s new rules for silica.  Cal/OSHA’s requirements can be found under Title 8 section 1532.3 of the California Code of Regulations.  Federal OSHA decided...

Asbestos in Concrete

A recent blog written and posted on The Cohen Group website discusses the topic of Asbestos in Concrete.  We have received numerous questions about these posts.  To reiterate what was previously written, under section 61.145 of the asbestos National Emission...

An Update on Cal/OSHA’s Indoor Heat Standard

On September 29, 2016 Governor Brown signed into law SB 1167, which was introduced by Senator Connie Leyva.  The bill requires Cal/OSHA to adopt an indoor heat illness standard by January 1, 2019.  After many revisions, the bill was approved...