Calif.'s Occupational Airborne Disease Standards

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 1:36 PM EDT) -- With the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s May 21, 2009, adoption of two groundbreaking regulations addressing workplace exposure to airborne diseases, California is once again leading the nation in regulating workplace safety.

California has a long history of early adoption of workplace safety regulations. In 1973, the state became one of the first to adopt its own Occupational Safety and Health Act, modeled after the federal law enacted in 1970. Shortly thereafter, and fully 15 years before the federal regulators followed suit, California adopted...
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