The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is preparing to carry out AB 1127, which was signed into law by Governor Davis on Oct. 6, 1999.
Authored by Assembly member Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), the bill makes statutory changes in the Cal/OSHA, effective Jan. 1, 2000.
“AB 1127 will greatly increase the effectiveness of Cal/OSHA’s enforcement efforts, and in doing so, increase the safety and health protections afforded to California’s workers,” said Cal/OSHA Chief John Howard.
Major changes include:
- Increasing the maximum statutory civil penalty for a serious
violation from $7,000 to $25,000. A serious