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Latest News and Announcements from DIR

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May 23, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
May 19, 2022 Cal/OSHA Cites Four Employers $1.75 Million for Safety Violations in Death of Worker at Valero Refinery
May 17, 2022 DWC Announces Appointment to Ethics Advisory Committee
May 10, 2022 Sidharth Voorakkara Appointed as New Commissioner by California Senate Rules Committee
May 7, 2022 Cal/OSHA Releases Fact Sheets and FAQs on Updated COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards
May 4, 2022 Over $7 Million Awarded in State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation Grants
April 28, 2022 DIR and Cal/OSHA Honor Workers’ Memorial Day
April 27, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Cites Torrance Car Wash More than $800,000 for Wage Theft Violations
April 26, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness, Wildfire Smoke
April 26, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Cites Staffing Agencies, Foster Farms Nearly $3.8 Million for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Violations
April 13, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory)
April 13, 2022 DWC Adopts Regulation 36.7 Electronic Service of Medical-Legal Reports by Medical Evaluators
April 7, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
April 6, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness
April 4, 2022 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 20 in Oakland
April 4, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule for Pathology and Clinical Laboratory
March 29, 2022 The Division of Apprenticeship Standards Announces Webinar on Cybersecurity on April 21
March 24, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
March 23, 2022 CHSWC Releases 2021 Annual Reports on California’s Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Systems and WOSHTEP Program
March 22, 2022 DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (DMEPOS)
March 9, 2022 DWC Announces Return to In-Person Hearings on March 21
March 7, 2022 California Labor and Workforce Development Agency and 61 Community-Based Organizations Across California to Launch Worker Week of Action
March 3, 2022 California Labor Commissioner Cites Terranea Resort $3.3 Million for not Rehiring Dozens of Workers Laid Off During Pandemic
February 28, 2022 DWC Issues Notice of 15 Day Public Comment Period for QME Electronic Service Regulation Section 36.7
February 22, 2022 The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation Announces the 2022 Young Worker Leadership Academy on February 25, March 5 and March 18
February 18, 2022 Labor Commissioner Publishes 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Poster and Resources
February 18, 2022 DWC Issues Notice of Expiration of Regulation Section 36.7
February 17, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
February 16, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Hospital Outpatient Departments/Ambulatory Surgical Centers)
February 16, 2022 CHSWC Commissioner Roxborough Reappointed by Speaker of the Assembly
February 14, 2022 DWC Posts Reminder for Submission of Annual Report of Inventory for Claims Reported During Calendar Year 2021
February 10, 2022 CHSWC Releases Safety Fact Sheet to Help School Employees Protect Themselves from COVID-19 at Work
February 10, 2022 DWC Posts Fee Schedule Adjustments for Hospital Outpatient Departments / Ambulatory Surgical Centers
February 9, 2022 DWC Posts Proposed Amendments to the Qualified Medical Evaluator Regulations to Online Forum for Public Comment
February 7, 2022 DWC Opens Registration for 29th Annual Educational Conference
February 7, 2022 Cal/OSHA Announces Advisory Committee for Domestic Workers
January 26, 2022 LETF Announces Enforcement of Public Works Construction Sites
January 26, 2022 DWC Issues Notice of 2nd Public Hearing to Amend Copy Service Fee Schedule
January 26, 2022 Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post 2021 Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses on February 1
January 19, 2022 DWC Proposed QME Emergency Regulation in Response to Continued COVID-19 Pandemic is in Effect
January 19, 2022 DAS Announces Solicitation for Proposals for State Apprenticeship Expansion, Equity and Innovation Grant
January 14, 2022 Cal/OSHA Posts Fact Sheets and Updated COVID-19 FAQs
January 13, 2022 DWC Posts Additional Adjustment to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)
January 11, 2022 DWC Announces Return to Virtual Hearings
January 7, 2022 DWC Accepting Applications for Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Examination on April 16-23
January 6, 2022 Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 FAQs to Align with CDPH Guidance on Isolation and Quarantines
January 6, 2022 DWC Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Meeting Scheduled for January 19
January 3, 2022 WCAB’s Final Rules in Effect as of January 1