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Subject: 4 re: Legal aspects of CalOSHA & UCLA

From: Robert Alaimo 
Date: May 8, 2009 11:55:50 AM EDT (CA)
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] UCLA Incident - OSHA Lab Standard

The OHSA LabStandard does apply to the "Laboratory Employees" of  
colleges, not the students. This Lab was likely covered by the CalOHSA  

equivalent of the Lab Standard.

Bob Alaimo


From: "Ben Ruekberg" 
Date: May 8, 2009 11:46:21 AM EDT (CA)
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] CalOSHA & UCLA

Carl Zipfel's assessment aside, all too often "What the law does not
require, logic will not inspire."

From: "Debbie M. Decker" 
Date: May 8, 2009 1:02:39 PM EDT (CA)
To: chas list 
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] UCLA Incident - OSHA Lab Standard

Cal/OSHA has incorporated the Federal Lab Standard, essentially  word  

for word, into the California OSHA code.  In the UCLA citation, the  
Lab Standard was one of the regulations for which they were cited.

California also has the Injury and Illness Prevention Program,  
requiring employers to provide safety information to their employees,  

etc. etc.  Many more workplaces are cited under IIPP than under the  
Lab Standard.  It=E2=80=99s frustrating that regulation isn=E2=80=99t 
used to  
better effect.

Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA  95616
(530)754-7964/(530)752-4527 (FAX)
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From: kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**
Date: May 8, 2009 11:15:52 AM EDT (CA)
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] UCLA Incident - OSHA Lab Standard

The fed OSHA regulations apply to private employers & federal  
workplaces. Our univ. is a state university, but most of our lab  
workers are paid not as state employees, but as "research foundation"  

employees. RF is a private entity & OSHA applies. We also have NYS  
PESH to cover the state workers & PESH has adopted the fed regs.

Kim Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
EH&S    Z=6200
Stony Brook University
EH&S Web site:

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