IIPP Recordkeeping

November 8, 2017

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)…

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Update from the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Meeting

November 8, 2017

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…

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Lead Requirements in Construction and General Industry

November 8, 2017

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…

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Assessing Worker Exposures from Soil and Groundwater Contamination – Two Resources

November 8, 2017

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…

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27th Annual CIHC Conference

November 8, 2017

“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…

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