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Fed OSHA and Cal/OSHA Recordkeeping Requirement Changes

Fed OSHA Recordkeeping Requirement Changes Have you heard about the new Fed OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirement?  As discussed in one of our recent blogs, Fed OSHA’s Final Rule, which amended the existing Fed OSHA recordkeeping regulation, became effective February...

Legislation to Reduce Permissible Exposure Limit on Lead

On February 11, 2019 California Assembly Members Quirk and Smith introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 457 which would require Cal/OSHA to revise the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for lead in the general industry safety orders (Section 5198) and the construction safety...

Cal/OSHA Citations with Ineffective IIPP

Beginning July 1, 1991, Cal/OSHA made it required for every employer to establish, implement, and maintain an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) through the General Industry Safety Order (GISO) regulation §3203 and the Construction Safety Order, §1509. Sections...

First Aid Regulation

The California Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulation Title 8 CCR Section 3400 specifies that first-aid supplies must be made available to all employees.  Paragraph (c) of this standard states that a physician must approve the contents of a...

Indoor Air Quality Assessments

Our office receives calls almost daily regarding indoor air quality concerns.  During certain months of the year, i.e., winter months, we seem to receive more calls than usual, likely due to it being flu and/or allergy season.  The calls are...