Inside OSHA

April 14, 2024

Newsom Appears To Block New Cal/OSHA Indoor Heat Rules Over Costs

March 25, 2024 at 5:41 PM
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) administration appears to be blocking implementation of California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) landmark indoor heat worker-safety rules that were previously expected to take effect July 1, citing new projections of high compliance costs, even after the agency’s standards board approved the rules at a chaotic March 21 meeting. “We're kind of in uncharted waters on this . . . but I believe” the state Department of Finance (DOF) “has to sign off before it can be adopted,”...

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