Volume 28, Issue 2, July 2017


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 to delay enforcement of the silica rule so that it has more time to provide...

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 in August and signed by the Governor a month later. An OSHA Appeals Board decision...