Approved Regulations

This page provides detail on rulemaking within the DIR which was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State within the current and previous calendar year. This is a partial list - please refer to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8 and the California Labor Code for other applicable regulations in effect.

Regulations covered in this section:

Cal/OSHA

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Assessment of Civil Penalties
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 336

Filed with Secretary of State:
Jan. 6, 2020

Jan. 1, 2020
Emergency Pressure Vessel Fee Changes
Emergency Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 344, 344.1, and 344.2
Emergency Regulation Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 15, 2018

Nov. 15, 2018
Portable Amusement Ride Fee Schedule
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 344.18

Filed with Secretary of State:
Oct. 10, 2018

Oct. 10, 2018
Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Emergency Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 14300.35, 14300.41
Emergency Regulations Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 1, 2018
Nov. 1, 2018
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Director's Office

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Collection-of-Assessments-and-or-Surcharges
Sections 15600(a), (i), (r), and (u) and
15609(a) (1), (2), and (3)
  Oct. 21, 2015
Return to Work
Sections 25101 - 25111
Sections 17300-17310
Filed with Secretary of State:
April 6, 2015
April 13, 2015
Return to Work
Sections 17304
Filed with Secretary of State:
March 14, 2017
March 20, 2017
Public Works Contractor Registration
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 16410 – 16418
Filed with Secretary of State:
March 23, 2020
May 15, 2020
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Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Approved Regulation Status Effective

Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention Training for Property Service Workers
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 13 and Sections 13820 through 13822 inclusive
Notice of Rulemaking: April 5, 2019

Filed with Secretary of State:
07/1/20

July 15, 2020

Janitorial Employer Registration
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 13 and Sections 13810 through 13819 inclusive
Notice of Rulemaking: April 5, 2019

Filed with Secretary of State:
07/1/20

July 15, 2020
Enforcement of Client Employer Liability Under Labor Code Section 2810.3
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 13.5 and Sections 13830 though 13832 inclusive
Notice of Rulemaking:
03/08/2019

Filed with Secretary of State:
04/16/20

July 1, 2020
Foreign Labor Contractor Registration (FnLC)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 14 and Sections 13850 though 13874 inclusive
Notice of Regular Rulemaking:
08/25/2017

Filed with Secretary of State:
10/8/18

January 1, 2019
AB1660 Child Performer Services Permit (CPSP)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 2.2 and Sections 11770 through 11773 inclusive

Notice of rulemaking: 11/25/2016

Filed with Secretary of State:
05/17/2018

July 1, 2018
Revised Farm Labor Contractors Bond
Title 11, California Code of Regulations
Article 18 section 48.6
Filed with Secretary of State
5/29/2013
May 29, 2014
Farm Labor Contractors License
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 13660, 13660.1, 13660.2, 13661, 13662, 13663, 13663.5, 13664, 13665, 13665.5, 13666, 13666.1, 13667, 13667.1, and 13667.4

Notice rulemaking: 10/25/2013

Filed with Secretary of State
5/30/2014

July 1, 2014
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Division of Workers' Compensation

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.23.6, 9792.23.8, 9792.23.11 & 9792.23.12
Administrative Director Order Posted September 21, 2020
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Occupational, Safety & Health Standards Board

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

Contact the OSHSB Public Records Officer to request information about archived Approved Regulations documentation.

August 2020

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Office of Self Insurance Plans

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Workers’ Compensation - Self-insurance
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Filed with Secretary of State:
December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016
And
April 14, 2017
Annual Report of Public Self-Insured Employers
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Filed with Secretary of State:
May 14, 2020
July 1, 2020
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Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Approved Regulations Status Effective
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10300-10995
Filed with Secretary of State:
December 17, 2019
January 1, 2020
Filing and Service of Lien Claims
Requirement for Liens Filed Before January 1, 2017
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 10770 and Section 10770.7
Filed with Secretary of State:
Feb. 24, 2017
March 26, 2017
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)
Rules of Practice and Procedure

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 10213 - 10296 and 10300- 10999
Filed with Secretary of State:
Oct. 15, 2014

Jan 1, 2015
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10250, et seq
Filed with Secretary of State:
Sept. 23, 2013
Oct. 23, 2013
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10582.5, 10770, and 10770.1
Filed with Secretary of State:
May 21, 2012
Effective May 21, 2012
(Rule 10582.5 becomes operative August 1, 2012)
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10301 - 10996

Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 17, 2008
Nov. 17, 2008
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10301 - 10999
  Jan. 1, 2003
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