On July 21, 2016, Andrew J. Sommer and Eric J. Conn, of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice, presented a webinar regarding important Cal/OSHA issues that all employers who do business in California must understand.
The state of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, is perhaps the most aggressive and enforcement heavy approved state OSH program in the country. Cal/OSHA faces many fewer bureaucratic and political obstacles than fed OSHA in developing new rules (really legislation). Accordingly, California employers face a host of requirements that employers around the country do not. Likewise, the Cal/OSHA inspection and appeal process creates several unique landmines for California employers.
Participants in last week’s webinar learned the following:
- Cal/OSHA’s 1BY Process (Notice of Intent to Issue a Serious Violation)
- Differences between Fed OSHA and Cal/OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements
- The California-unique Heat Illness Prevention Rule (with Rest and Recovery periods)
- Cal/OSHA’s Evolving Approach to Citing “Repeat” Violations
Here is a link to a recording of the webinar with slides and audio. If you missed any of our prior webinars in the 2016 or 2015 OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s Webinar Archive.
This was the seventh webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2016 OSHA Webinar Series. Plan to join us for the remaining complimentary monthly OSHA webinars. To register for all of the remaining webinars in the 2016 series, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take it from there.