Approved Regulations

This page provides detail on rulemaking within the DIR which was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State within the current and previous calendar year. This is a partial list - please refer to the California Code of Regulations, Title 8 and the California Labor Code for other applicable regulations in effect.

Regulations covered in this section:

Cal/OSHA

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Assessment of Civil Penalties
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 336

Filed with Secretary of State:
Jan. 6, 2020

Jan. 1, 2020
Emergency Pressure Vessel Fee Changes
Emergency Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 344, 344.1, and 344.2
Emergency Regulation Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 15, 2018

Nov. 15, 2018
Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Emergency Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 14300.35, 14300.41
Emergency Regulations Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 1, 2018
Nov. 1, 2018
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Director's Office

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Return to Work
Sections 25101 - 25111
Sections 17300-17310
Filed with Secretary of State:
April 6, 2015
April 13, 2015
Return to Work
Sections 17304
Filed with Secretary of State:
March 14, 2017
March 20, 2017
Public Works Contractor Registration
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 16410 – 16418
Filed with Secretary of State:
March 23, 2020
May 15, 2020
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California Apprenticeship Council (CAC)

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Public Works Apprenticeship Requirements
Title 8, Chapter 2, Part IV
Sections 202, 205, 227, 228, 229, 230.1 and 231 - 232.7
Filed with the Secretary of State:
August 6, 2021
Court-Ordered Stay of Effective Date of Regulatory Action issued September 20, 2021
Subject to Court order
Apprenticeship Oversight, Reporting & Evaluations
Title 8, Chapter 2, Part IV
Sections 205, 206, 207, 212, 212.2, and 212.3
Filed with the Secretary of State:
February 9, 2021
April 1, 2021

 

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Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Assessment of Civil Penalties for the Violations of Retaliation Laws Within the Jurisdiction of the Labor Commissioner
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 16 adding sections 13900 through 13904

Notice of Rulemaking: September 25, 2020

Filed with Secretary of State:
June 29, 2022
October 1, 2022

Public List of Certain Motor Carriers (Labor Code section 2810.4)
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 15 and Sections 13875 through 13888, inclusive.
Notice of Rulemaking: September 4, 2020

Filed with Secretary of State:
02/15/22

April 1, 2022

Sexual Violence and Harassment Prevention Training for Property Service Workers
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 13 and Sections 13820 through 13822 inclusive
Notice of Rulemaking: April 5, 2019

Filed with Secretary of State:
07/1/20

July 15, 2020

Janitorial Employer Registration
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 13 and Sections 13810 through 13819 inclusive
Notice of Rulemaking: April 5, 2019

Filed with Secretary of State:
07/1/20

July 15, 2020
Enforcement of Client Employer Liability Under Labor Code Section 2810.3
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 13.5 and Sections 13830 though 13832 inclusive
Notice of Rulemaking:
03/08/2019

Filed with Secretary of State:
04/16/20

July 1, 2020
Foreign Labor Contractor Registration (FnLC)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 14 and Sections 13850 though 13874 inclusive
Notice of Regular Rulemaking:
08/25/2017

Filed with Secretary of State:
10/8/18

January 1, 2019
AB1660 Child Performer Services Permit (CPSP)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
New Subchapter 2.2 and Sections 11770 through 11773 inclusive

Notice of rulemaking: 11/25/2016

Filed with Secretary of State:
05/17/2018

July 1, 2018
Revised Farm Labor Contractors Bond
Title 11, California Code of Regulations
Article 18 section 48.6
Filed with Secretary of State
5/29/2013
May 29, 2014
Farm Labor Contractors License
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 13660, 13660.1, 13660.2, 13661, 13662, 13663, 13663.5, 13664, 13665, 13665.5, 13666, 13666.1, 13667, 13667.1, and 13667.4

Notice rulemaking: 10/25/2013

Filed with Secretary of State
5/30/2014

July 1, 2014
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Division of Workers' Compensation

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Copy Service Rate Schedule
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9980-9990
Filed with Secretary of State
June 15, 2022 
July 15, 2022
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.22

Filed with Secretary of State
March 8, 2022

March 14, 2022
Qualified Medical Evaluations (QME)
Emergency Regulations
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 36.7 & 46.2
Filed with Secretary of State
April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022
Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) – Telehealth
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 46.3
Filed with Secretary of State
July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022 
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Occupational, Safety & Health Standards Board

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Title 8: Chapter 3.5, Subchapter 1, Article 2, Section 411
Applications For Permanent Variances
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Apr. 25, 2022
Jul. 1, 2022
Sections 1504, 1526, 3361, 3364, 3437, 3457 and 5192
Single-User Toilet Facilities
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Mar. 3, 2020
Jul. 1, 2020
New Sections 1535.1, 5205, 5155 (existing), and 8359.1
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Oct. 2, 2017
Oct. 2, 2017
Various Sections within CSO, HVESO and GISO
Consolidate Construction Safety Orders, Article 15 (Cranes and
Derricks in Construction), into General Industry Safety Orders,
Group 13 (Cranes and Other Hoisting Equipment)
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jul. 26, 2022
Jul. 26, 2022
Sections 1618.1 and 1618.4
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Apr. 6, 2020
Apr. 6, 2020
Section 1618.1(e)
Operator Qualification and Certification - Effective Dates - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:
May. 30, 2018
May. 30, 2018
Section 1630(a)
Elevators for Hoisting Workers
Filed with Secretary of
State:
Jul. 27, 2020
Jul. 27, 2020
Section 1637(n) Access
Use of Hook-On and Attachable Ladders with Scaffolds and Rest-Platforms - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jun. 5, 2017
Jun. 5, 2017
Sections 1711, 1712, 1713, 1717, and 1721
Reinforcing Steel Concrete Construction and Post-Tensioning Operations
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Oct. 26, 2017
Jan. 1, 2018
Sections 2300, 2305.2, 2940.2 and Appendix A to Article 36
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment: Final Rule - Correction
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 5, 2019
Apr. 1, 2020
Various Sections within LVESO, HVESO, GISO and TSO
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment: Final Rule
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Feb. 27, 2018
Apr. 1, 2018
Section 3203(a)
Employee Access to Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 3, 2020
Jul. 1, 2020
Section 3220(b) Elements
Emergency Action Plan - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jun. 5, 2017
Jun. 5, 2017
Section 3273(d)
Working Area Catwalk Exception
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 5, 2016
Apr. 1, 2017
New Section 3342
Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 8, 2016
Apr. 1, 2017
New Section 3345
Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 9, 2018
Jul. 1, 2018
Section 3389(a)
Life Rings and Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) in Marine Terminal Operations
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Feb. 6, 2019
Apr. 1, 2019
Sections 3420 and 3425
Tree Work, Maintenance or Removal - Use of Portable Power Saws
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jul. 30, 2020
Oct. 1, 2020
Sections 3441 and 3449
Outdoor Agricultural Operations During Hours of Darkness
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jun. 3, 2020
Jul. 1, 2020
Section 3650(t)(17)
Powered Industrial Truck Operation - Exception
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jul. 31, 2017
Oct. 1, 2017
Section 3999(b)
Guarding of Conveyor Belt Support Rollers - Note
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 5, 2019
Jul. 1, 2019
Section 4306
Underhung Slung (Jump) Saw Guarding
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Mar. 20, 2017
Jul. 1, 2017
New Section 5141.1
Protection from Wildfire Smoke
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Feb. 1, 2021
Feb. 1, 2021
Section 5155
Airborne Contaminants - Benzyl Chloride
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Dec. 5, 2017
Apr. 1, 2018
Section 5155 - Airborne Contaminants-Wood Dust and Western Red Cedar
Airborne Contaminants-Wood Dust and Western Red Cedar
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Apr. 4, 2017
Jul. 1, 2017
Section 5189
Process Safety Management of Acutely Hazardous Materials, Appendix A List of Acutely Hazardous Chemicals, Toxics and Reactives (HORCHER)
Filed with Secretary of
State:

May. 4, 2020
May. 4, 2020
New Section 5189.1
Process Safety Management for Petroleum Refineries
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jul. 27, 2017
Oct. 1, 2017
Sections 6051, 6056 and 6057
Commercial and Technical Diving Operations
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jun. 1, 2021
Oct. 1, 2021
Sections 6052, 6056, 6056.1 (New), 6057, 6060, and 6062
Commercial Diving Operations - HORCHER
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Nov. 28, 2017
Nov. 28, 2017
Section 8615(g)
Fall Protection in Telecommunications
Filed with Secretary of
State:

Jan. 9, 2020
Apr. 1, 2020

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July 2022

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Office of Self Insurance Plans

Approved Regulation Status Effective
Workers’ Compensation - Self-insurance
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Filed with Secretary of State:
December 14, 2016
December 14, 2016
And
April 14, 2017
Annual Report of Public Self-Insured Employers
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Filed with Secretary of State:
May 14, 2020
July 1, 2020
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Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Approved Regulations Status Effective
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10300-10995
Filed with Secretary of State:
December 15, 2021
January 1, 2022
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10300-10995
Filed with Secretary of State:
December 17, 2019
January 1, 2020
Filing and Service of Lien Claims
Requirement for Liens Filed Before January 1, 2017
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 10770 and Section 10770.7
Filed with Secretary of State:
Feb. 24, 2017
March 26, 2017
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB)
Rules of Practice and Procedure

Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 10213 - 10296 and 10300- 10999
Filed with Secretary of State:
Oct. 15, 2014

January 1, 2015
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10250, et seq
Filed with Secretary of State:
Sept. 23, 2013
October 23, 2013
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10582.5, 10770, and 10770.1
Filed with Secretary of State:
May 21, 2012
Effective May 21, 2012
(Rule 10582.5 becomes operative August 1, 2012)
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10301 - 10996

Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 17, 2008
November 17, 2008
Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) - Rules of Practice and Procedure
Final regulations
Title 8 California Code of Regulations
Sections 10301 - 10999
  January 1, 2003
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