While the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (Board) has received much more attention in the last two years relating to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) the Board is turning to some more basic issues pertaining to workplace safety. At its upcoming April 21, 2022 meeting the Board will consider revisions to first aid kit requirements both under the Construction Safety Orders and the General Industry Safety Orders.
The proposed revisions will give employers two options for ensuring their first-aid kids are compliant: (1) contents can be determined by an employer-authorized licensed physician; or (2) supplies can be determined according to tables of minimum contents, included in the proposed regulation.
For the general industry regulation, the revisions would remove some items from the supply list such as safety pins and add items such as medical exam gloves.
In addition to the public hearing on April 21st, employers can submit comments from March 4, 2022, until April 21, 2022, to the Board.
If you have questions about the Cal/OSHA regulations or related workplace safety issues, please reach out to the Jackson Lewis attorney with whom you often work or any member of our Workplace Safety and Health Team.