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Safety Manager Charged in Worker's Oven Death
Advocacy groups urge federal OSHA to expedite stalled infection control rule
Although widespread outbreak of the Ebola virus in the United States is unlikely, California’s worker protection and public health agencies announced on Oct. 15, 2014, interim guidelines for preventing occupational exposure to the deadly disease.
California was a pioneer when it adopted the country’s first and—to date—only state-level heat illness prevention standard in 2005. Now the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/OSHA, has proposed significant revisions to the regulations, potentially to be effective by 2015, if finalized.
The proposed revisions are in draft form and have been submitted to the Cal/OSHA Standards Board. If the board approves the proposal, formal rulemaking, including a public comment period, would begin.