Immigrant Worker Lives Matter

Sometimes you see things and all you can do is shake your head — and write. On January 9, police shot to death 26-year-old Chiewelthap Mariar, a …Immigrant Worker Lives Matter

Ancient Lung Disease Strikes Countertop Cutters in Southern California – Public Health Watch #SilicaDust

Ancient Lung Disease Strikes Countertop Cutters in Southern California Since January 2016, at least 30 artificial-stone fabricators in the Los Angeles area have been diagnosed with an accelerated form of silicosis, a deadly, dust-related illness. — Read on publichealthwatch.org/2022/12/02/lung-disease-silica-countertops-southern-california/

Governor Newsom to End COVID-19 State of Emergency, While Standards Board Marches On

In major news yesterday, Governor Newsom announced that California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023.  See the following …Governor Newsom to End COVID-19 State of Emergency, While Standards Board Marches On

California Public Health Agency Redefines “Close Contact” (Yet Again)

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has just issued a public health order redefining the “close contact” definition.  In short, the …California Public Health Agency Redefines “Close Contact” (Yet Again)

Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

By Andrew Sommer and Megan Shaked In July 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent …Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Last month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent COVID-19 regulation. The draft …Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/…Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/…Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California underwater oil pipeline was likely struck by an anchor several months to a year before a leak …Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

California Governor Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

By Fred Walter and Andrew J. Sommer California Governor Newsom has just signed Senate Bill 606 authored by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), …California Governor Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

Annual Cal/OSHA Update: Legislation, Regulation, Guidance, Executive Orders and More! Oh My!

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. PT / 4:00 P.M. ET, join Andrew J. Sommer, Fred Walter and Megan Shaked for a webinar regarding Annual Cal/…Annual Cal/OSHA Update: Legislation, Regulation, Guidance, Executive Orders and More! Oh My!

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges

By Andrew Sommer, Eric Conn, and Beeta Lashkari On February 25, 2021, Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman officially ruled on two requests for …Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges