November Technical Meeting

  • Cal/OSHA Update - Health Rule Making & Development
    November 13, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Update on health rulemaking activities at Cal/OSHA from Cal/OSHA


Chris Kirkham will provide an update on health rulemaking activities at Cal/OSHA. Examples of regulations under development include indoor heat, workplace violence in general industry, limits for airborne contaminants, antineoplastic drugs, lead, naturally occurring asbestos, and surgical plume.  Chris will provide some background on the development of Cal/OSHA health regulations.


About the Speaker:

Chris Kirkham MPH, CIH, CSP – Principal Safety Engineer Research and Standards Health Unit, Cal OSHA
In 1998, Chris began working for the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) as a compliance officer. There Chris investigated workplace complaints and accidents, issued citations, and defended his work in appeal hearings. Chris served as the Senior Safety Engineer for Health in the Bay Area region for six years as a technical resource and trainer for other OSHA personnel, and he conducted some of the more complex health inspections. During Chris’s time at Cal/OSHA he conducted approximately 400 health and safety inspections in a wide variety of workplaces. Currently Chris works in the Research and Standards Health Unit as the Principal Safety Engineer. The Health Unit makes or amends Cal/OSHA health regulations and serves as a technical resource for other OSHA personnel.

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