California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, is known for having some of the most stringent workplace safety regulations in the country. Employers in California need to comply with a number of rules with no federal counterpart, including the Injury and Illness Prevention Program rule, heat illness prevention standards, and many more. In addition, California standards often exceed their federal equivalents, and recently, the state has moved to adopt and implement rules that federal OSHA, under the Trump administration, has delayed or revised.
Keeping up with all the latest Cal/OSHA regulatory developments is no small task. But what about employers that operate in multiple states?
Many California-based employers have operations in other states, and in the growing era of the gig economy, it’s possible for employers that never thought they would employ workers across state lines to be in a situation where they’re managing employees both inside and outside California. When employees of California-based companies work out of state, which safety and health rules and regulations govern? What about when employees of companies located in other states do work in California?
These questions and more will be answered at BLR’s Cal/OSHA Summit 2017, taking place October 10-11 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California. Joshua Schultz, Esq., of the Law Offices of Adele Abrams, P.C., will delve into the nuances of multistate compliance in a session titled Multi-State Worksites: Mastering Safety Compliance Across State Lines.
During the session, you’ll learn:
- How to tell which workplace safety and health laws govern when you employ out-of-state workers;
- Examples of how other states’ regulations may differ from both Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA—so you know the types of thorny issues you could encounter if you’re not prepared;
- How the Trump administration’s policies are impacting safety on a national level and what that means for managing safety in California and at worksites across state lines;
- Whether and how some states legalization of medical and recreational marijuana factors into drug testing for safety-sensitive positions outside California;
- And much more.
The Cal/OSHA Summit 2017, a leading state-specific event for California employers and safety professionals, will help employers navigate these challenges and prepare for what’s coming down the pipeline. Attendees will learn about the latest developments on new regulations, compliance strategies, and management tactics to position them for success in California’s challenging regulatory environment.