OSHA News


OSHA Proposes Modifications to Beryllium Standards Rule

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a proposed rule that would modify the agency’s recent beryllium standards for the construction and shipyard sectors. Representatives of the shipyards and construction industries, as well as members of Congress, raised concerns that they had not had a meaningful opportunity Read the full article…


California Lab Certified NRTL

Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp. (BACL) has received OSHA recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). This means the Sunnyvale, California company is trusted to test specific products to ensure they meet the construction and general industry OSHA electrical standards for safety. Each NRTL uses its own, unique, registered Read the full article…


Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion

Hollister—Cal/OSHA has cited explosives manufacturer Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company $293,235 for multiple serious and willful accident-related workplace safety violations following an investigation of an explosion in Hollister that seriously injured a worker. On December 1, 2016, a technician was preparing explosives in metal tubing, known as Small Column Insulated Read the full article…


Safety in Fireworks Industry Ahead of July 4

With Independence Day celebrations approaching, OSHA is encouraging the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect workers from hazards while manufacturing, storing, transporting, displaying and selling fireworks for public events. OSHA offers information on common hazards and solutions, including downloadable safety posters for workplaces. The law requires employers to provide their employees Read the full article…


New Regulation to Strengthen Workplace Safety and Health at Oil Refineries

Oakland—The Department of Industrial Relations’ (DIR) Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has approved a landmark regulation to strengthen workplace safety and health at oil refineries across the state. The new regulation provides a framework for anticipating, preventing and responding to hazards at refineries. The approved regulation introduces a new Read the full article…