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San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman denied the injunctions against Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 standard. In the 2 cases Schulman held the plaintiffs were not likely to win their cases on the merits, and that the interest leans more in favor of curbing the spread of the disease. The judge is reluctant to second-guess the CalOSHA on its rulemaking.
The 2 cases were brought by the National Retail Federation, the National Federation of Independent Business and several employers, and by Western Growers Association, California Farm Bureau Federation and several other organizations. They argued that the General Industry Safety Orders §3205 were in violation of several California State Acts as well as the US Constitution:
The Ag-industry lawsuit included these requests, along with the added request to be exempted from complying with the Safety standard requiring detailed actions to prevent COVID in AG provided employee housing, and the company vehicles used to transport groups of employes to worksites.
Judge Schulman's order denied the injunction by the AG industry suit, and denied the "Plaintiff’s application in its entirety,” on the Retail case. Schulman further stated, “Plaintiffs have not shown a likelihood of prevailing on the merits of their claims. Even if they could do so, the balance of interim harms and the public interest in curbing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting worker and public health weigh heavily in favor of the continued implementation and enforcement of the ETS regulations.”
Digested from CalOSHA Reporter
SAN JOSE, CA., March 9, 2020 - Enviro Safetech a leading Safety and Environmental Health Consulting, Training, and Staffing firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area, launched it's latest innovation in Confined Space Training.
Jay Jamali President of Enviro Safetech, announced the new Mobile Confined Space Training Simulator at the ASSP Safety Focus conference in Las Vegas on February 18th, "The benefits of our new Confined Space Trainer are that students can conveniently and safely practice good Confined Space entry techniques and skills, on state of the art equipment, in a completely controlled simulation, without the time, costs, and risks of entering an actual Confined Space."
Enviro Safetech's new Confined Space Training Simulator is an efficient and effective learning tool, since students can focus on developing best practice entry, rescue skills and techniques safely and without entering a potentially dangerous real space. The new simulator also offers the ability to control and vary the entry and rescue conditions that workers entering confined spaces might face in the real world, thus providing effective training scenarios and conditions workers might encounter on the job.
The mobility of the simulator allows for the entire training system to be delivered to the customer site, rather than using an actual existing confined space at customer facilities which even for training, still requires an Entry Permit to be issued, a Supervisor, Attendant, and Rescue Team assigned and activated.
The simulator is ideal for Confined Space Entrant, Attendant and Supervisory roles, as well as in-house Confined Space Rescue team training. Good Fall Protection behaviors and skills training is another feature of the simulator. Workers can practice safely ascending and descending from height, as well as practice advanced Fall related rescue techniques.
Customers or Agencies wishing to learn more about Enviro Safetech's new Confined Space Simulator, or to schedule their Confined Space or Fall Protection training, can contact Enviro Safetech at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call M-F 8am-5pm: (408) 943-9090
Enviro Safetech is a leading Environmental, Health and Safety consulting company founded in 1990 and located in San Jose, California.