Friday, August 22, 2014

BOMA California Advocacy Update - Water Bond Passes & Cal OSHA Skylight Fall Protection Rules

California Water Bond Passes - BOMA California Supports

Recently, the Governor signed a measure to replace the current water bond that is on the ballot, with a $7.5 billion bond. BOMA California supports this new measure and appreciates all stakeholders for coming together to make this happen.  Click here to read an op ed about the bond to learn more about the details and strategy that went into the measure. 

California needs more water infrastructure and this measure is a great first step.

Cal/OSHA and Skylight Fall-Protection Rules

In response to a petition filed by the solar industry, the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) has convened a formal advisory committee to consider if changes are warranted to California’s existing fall-protection safety standards for work around roof-top skylights.

Specifically, the solar industry is asserting that the existing safety standards are out of date and should be amended to account for the temporary nature of solar-installation work and the significant advancements in skylight construction technology. There appears to be evidence supporting a change, however, our industry will be supporting a focused fix to this issue as opposed to a complete rewrite of the entire set of fall-protection standards for work being performed near a skylight.

The California Business Properties Association and California Building Industry Association have representatives on this Advisory Committee representing the commercial and residential real estate industries.  
Please email you want more information or want to get more involved.

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