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California Employers Face Tougher Worker Safety Mandates

Sept. 20, 2018, 9:25 PM

California employers will soon face the toughest safety record-keeping requirements in the nation and a greater likelihood of state safety inspectors issuing citations.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill (AB 2334) Sept. 19 allowing the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) starting Jan. 1 to cite employers for record-keeping violations that are up to five years old. The previous limit in California was six months. The limit remains six months for federal OSHA.

The bill also will require the state to establish an advisory committee to determine whether employers...

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