Approved Regulations

Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board

The following is a list of approved regulations. Click on the name of the regulation(s) to access the language in strikeout/underline form and the adoption, approval and effective dates. Strikeout language indicates language deleted from the proposed Title 8 regulation and underlined language indicates language added to the proposed Title 8 regulation.

The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, by a majority vote, adopted additions, revisions or deletions to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Chapter 4, after proceedings held in accordance with and pursuant to authority vested in Sections 142, 142.3 and 142.4 of the Labor Code to implement, interpret, or make specific.

For more information regarding the development of Occupational Safety and Health regulations, e-mail oshsb@dir.ca.gov.

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Sections 1504, 1526, 3361, 3364, 3437, 3457 and 5192
Single-User Toilet Facilities
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Mar. 3, 2020
Jul. 1, 2020
Sections 1532.3, 5155, and 5204
Respirable Crystalline Silica - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Oct. 17, 2016
Oct. 17, 2016
New Sections 1535.1, 5205, 5155 (existing), and 8359.1
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Oct. 2, 2017
Oct. 2, 2017
Sections 1618.1 and 1618.4
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification - HORCHER

Notice of Rulemaking: May 3, 2019

Filed with Secretary of
State:
Apr. 6, 2020
Apr. 6, 2020
Section 1618.1(e)
Operator Qualification and Certification - Effective Dates - HORCHER

Notice of Rulemaking: Jan. 26, 2018

Filed with Secretary of
State:
May. 30, 2018
May. 30, 2018
Section 1630(a)
Elevators for Hoisting Workers

Notice of Rulemaking: Jan. 31, 2020

Filed with Secretary of
State:
Jul. 27, 2020
Jul. 27, 2020
Section 1637(n) Access
Use of Hook-On and Attachable Ladders with Scaffolds and Rest-Platforms - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jun. 5, 2017
Jun. 5, 2017
Sections 1711, 1712, 1713, 1717, and 1721
Reinforcing Steel Concrete Construction and Post-Tensioning Operations
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Oct. 26, 2017
Jan. 1, 2018
Sections 2300, 2305.2, 2940.2 and Appendix A to Article 36
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment: Final Rule - Correction
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 5, 2019
Apr. 1, 2020
Various Sections within LVESO, HVESO, GISO and TSO
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment: Final Rule
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Feb. 27, 2018
Apr. 1, 2018
Section 3203(a)
Employee Access to Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 3, 2020
Jul. 1, 2020
Section 3207 and 3212
Fall Protection for Work Around Skylights
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Apr. 12, 2016
Jul. 1, 2016
Section 3220(b) Elements
Emergency Action Plan - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jun. 5, 2017
Jun. 5, 2017
Section 3273(d)
Working Area Catwalk Exception
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 5, 2016
Apr. 1, 2017
Section 3328(a)
Definition of Adequate Design
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Feb. 25, 2016
Apr. 1, 2016
New Section 3342
Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 8, 2016
Apr. 1, 2017
New Section 3345
Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 9, 2018
Jul. 1, 2018
Section 3389(a)
Life Rings and Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) in Marine Terminal Operations
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Feb. 6, 2019
Apr. 1, 2019
Sections 3420 and 3425
Tree Work, Maintenance or Removal - Use of Portable Power Saws
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jul. 30, 2020
Oct. 1, 2020
Sections 3437, 3441 and 3664(b)
Agricultural Personnel Transport Carriers
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Sep. 14, 2015
Jan. 1, 2016
Sections 3441 and 3449
Outdoor Agricultural Operations During Hours of Darkness
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jun. 3, 2020
Jul. 1, 2020
Section 3650(t)(17)
Powered Industrial Truck Operation - Exception
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jul. 31, 2017
Oct. 1, 2017
Section 3999(b)
Guarding of Conveyor Belt Support Rollers - Note
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 5, 2019
Jul. 1, 2019
Section 4306
Underhung Slung (Jump) Saw Guarding
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 20, 2017
Jul. 1, 2017
Section 4307
Exception for Portable Power-Driven Circular Saw Blade Guarding - Horcher
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 7, 2016
Mar. 7, 2016
Section 4412
Pulp Paper and Paperboard Mills Conveyor Warning Sign - Horcher
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 7, 2016
Mar. 7, 2016
Section 5155
Airborne Contaminants - Benzyl Chloride
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 5, 2017
Apr. 1, 2018
Section 5155 - Airborne Contaminants-Wood Dust and Western Red Cedar
Airborne Contaminants-Wood Dust and Western Red Cedar
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Apr. 4, 2017
Jul. 1, 2017
Section 5189
Process Safety Management of Acutely Hazardous Materials, Appendix A List of Acutely Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives (HORCHER)
Filed with Secretary of
State:

May. 4, 2020
May. 4, 2020
New Section 5189.1
Process Safety Management for Petroleum Refineries
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jul. 27, 2017
Oct. 1, 2017
Sections 6052, 6056, 6056.1 (New), 6057, 6060, and 6062
Commercial Diving Operations - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Nov. 28, 2017
Nov. 28, 2017
Section 8615(g)
Fall Protection in Telecommunications
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jan. 9, 2020
Apr. 1, 2020

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August 2020