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IIPP Recordkeeping

On October 14, 2017, Governor Brown vetoed AB-978: Employment safety – Injury and Illness Prevention Program.  This bill would have required an employer to provide upon request a complete copy of the company’s written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)...

Update from the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Meeting

From time to time, some tidbits of good information are discussed at the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee meeting, of which I’m a member.  The November meeting was one of those meetings.  Two topics of interest were discussed; Update on the Indoor...

Lead Requirements in Construction and General Industry

Lead is a toxic chemical that can cause a variety of adverse health effects.  Lead enters the body primarily through inhalation (i.e., workers exposed to lead by breathing in lead-containing dust and fumes) and ingestion (i.e., accidentally ingesting inorganic lead...

Assessing Worker Exposures from Soil and Groundwater Contamination – Two Resources

Estimating potential exposure levels to workers based on soil and groundwater sample results is a challenge when designing health and safety plans, preparing work practices, and determining personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements on jobsites where hazardous materials have been measured...

27th Annual CIHC Conference

“EHS Practice Evolving for 21st Century Issues” will be the theme for this year’s California Industrial Hygiene Council Annual Conference, scheduled for December 4-6 at the JW Marriott in San Francisco. Of particular note this year, Dr. John Howard, Director...