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California Adds Photovoltaic Solar Panels to State’s Universal Waste Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California’s Universal Waste Program will now include waste solar panels, which were previously classified as hazardous waste.   Solar Panels to be Reclassified as Universal Waste Following California DTSC Final Rule Effective January 1, 2021, photovoltaic modules, commonly known as solar panels, will be included in California’s Universal Waste Program. […]

Cal/OSHA Board Approves Emergency COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Newly approved regulatory actions could serve to better protect California workers from COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.   Cal/OSHA to Draft COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations Following Board-Approved Petition On September 17, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved […]

NES Presenting at 2020 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. This year’s California CUPA Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, CA. (Photo: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/hyatt-regency-san-francisco-airport/sfobu)   NES Returns to the 2020 Cal CUPA Conference NES is honored to again be a part of the 2020 Annual Cal CUPA Conference in Burlingame. This will be the 22nd [...]

Cannabis Industry Hazards & Safety Training

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cannabis industry hazards present themselves in a multitude of forms; providing regular, function-specific, and effective safety training is a vital component to all employers’ efforts to protect their employees and their businesses.   Constantly Shifting Cannabis Industry Hazards & Regular Training The cannabis industry, just like any industry, must be […]

Cannabis in California: From Then to Now

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cannabis regulation has always been a complex topic for Californians.   Cannabis in California: An Overview In 2016, voters in California approved ballot measure Proposition 64 to legalize recreational cannabis use statewide for anyone over the age of 21. At approximately $3 billion, California’s legal cannabis industry currently sits as […]

California’s Protection from Wildfire Smoke Regulation

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California’s Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation aims to protect workers throughout the 2019 fire season.   Worker Protection from Wildfire Smoke Implemented Following a devastating fire season that impacted much of the state in November of 2018, California adopted an emergency Protection from Wildfire Smoke regulation in July 2019. The […]

California CUPA Overview: Enforcing the CalEPA Unified Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. California CUPAs protect the public and the environment by enforcing the six environmental programs that comprise the Unified Program.   History of California CUPAs The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) was established in 1991 to oversee environmental protection programs statewide. The agency’s general mission is, “to restore, protect and enhance […]