Cal/OSHA Silica Standards – Both New & Old in Effect

August 16, 2018

Cal/OSHA’s silica in construction standard (Title 8, Section 1532.3) went into effect June, 2017.  However a potentially significant conflict existed for contractors with respect to compliance with the new silica standard and the requirements of Title 8 Section 1530.1 (Control…

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Contractor Obligation for Lead Notification

August 16, 2018

Lead is a toxic heavy metal that can cause damage to the brain, kidneys, reproductive system, etc.  Even at a low level of exposure via ingestion or inhalation lead poisoning can occur.  There is a take-home exposure risk to families,…

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Update on Valley Fever

August 16, 2018

The Cohen Group has written about Valley Fever many times over the years, but we find it important to provide readers of our newsletter updates when new information is available.  Of late, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) now…

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Is Roundup possibly carcinogenic?

August 16, 2018

Glyphosate is known as a non-selective herbicide that is widely used in agriculture, forestry, and domestic gardening.  In 2015, The World Health Organization (WHO) classified glyphosate, a key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, as “probable human carcinogen”.  The Cohen Group has…

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28th Annual CIHC Conference

August 16, 2018

“OEHS-Making a Difference” will be the theme for this year’s California Industrial Hygiene Council Annual Conference, scheduled for December 10-12 at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.  Once again this year, Dr. John Howard, Director of NIOSH and former…

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