Advisory Meeting for Protection of Employees from Surgical Plume and Smoke

General Industry Safety Orders
Chapter 4, subchapter 7, new section

For questions regarding these meetings, please contact Senior Safety Engineer Grace Delizo at (619) 278‑3770 or Senior Safety Engineer Amalia Neidhardt at (916) 574‑2993.

November 19, 2018

All stakeholders are invited to submit written comments on the discussion draft presented at the November 8, 2018 Advisory Meeting by January 15, 2019 to

November 8, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Harris State Building
1515 Clay St., 2nd Floor, Room 2
Oakland, CA

In response to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board's decision on February 15, 2018 to GRANT Petition No. 567, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) will convene an advisory meeting to consider development of a rulemaking proposal to protect employees from surgical plume and smoke. Cal/OSHA is holding an advisory meeting in Oakland.

At this advisory meeting, stakeholders and the public will have an opportunity to provide input on information and scientific data on surgical plume and smoke hazards, control measures, feasibility, or costs.

A discussion draft, meeting agenda and additional meeting documents are provided below.

July 2019