Proposed Regulations

This table provides detail on current rulemaking within the DIR. The public is invited to participate in the rulemaking by submitting written comments or by attending the public hearings noted in the detail for each proposed regulatory change. Unless otherwise indicated, DIR rulemaking follows the regular rulemaking process prescribed by the California Office of Administrative Law.

Regulations covered in this section:

Director's Office

Proposed Regulation Status
There are no proposed rulemakings for the Director at this time.

California Apprenticeship Council

Proposed Regulation Status

Division of Apprenticeship Standards

Proposed Regulation Status
There are no proposed rulemakings for DAS at this time.  

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Proposed Regulation Status
There are no proposed rulemakings for the Labor Commissioner's Office at this time.
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Cal/OSHA

Proposed Regulation Status
COVID-19 Prevention (updated June 23, 2022)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 3205, 3205.1, 3205.2, and 3205.3

Notice of Proposed Regular Rulemaking

Public Hearing:
September 15, 2022

Notice of Proposed Regular Rulemaking:
July 29, 2022

Definition of Normal Consumption
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 340.70
Public Hearing:
June 1, 2022

Notice of Proposed Regular Rulemaking:
April 15, 2022

Emergency Regulation Filed With Secretary of State:
June 25, 2021
Pressure Vessel Fee Changes
Proposed Regulation - Regular Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 344, 344.1, and 344.2
Public Hearing:
January 24, 2020

Notice of Proposed Regular Rulemaking:
November 25, 2019
Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Emergency Rulemaking Package
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 14300.35, 14300.41

Public Hearing:
June 27, 2019

Notice of Proposed Regular Rulemaking:
May 10, 2019

Readoption of Emergency Regulations:
May 1, 2019

Emergency Regulations Filed with Secretary of State:
Nov. 1, 2018

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Division of Workers' Compensation

Proposed Regulation Status
Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Section 9792.24.7

Note: This action was cancelled because the publisher of the ACOEM guidelines made an edit to the version of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guideline DWC posted for the 30-Day public comment period. As a result, DWC will not have sufficient time to repost the edited version and complete the formal guideline adoption process before another ACOEM update to this guideline is expected in mid-March. DWC plans to adopt and incorporate ACOEM's COVID-19 Guideline into the MTUS when the next update is published in mid-March if there is enough time to complete the formal adoption process before another update.

In the meantime, the DWC continues its support of this guidance and encourages providers to follow the MTUS Medical Evidence Search Sequence found in California Code of Regulations, title 8, section 9792.21.1, for treatment recommendations pertaining to COVID-19. This regulatory search sequence requires a search of the most current version of ACOEM guidance. The ACOEM COVID-19 Guideline meets that criteria.  Additional information available at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/mtus/mtus.html.

Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS)
Title 8, California Code of Regulations
Sections 9792.23.6, 9792.23.8, 9792.23.12

Note: This action was cancelled because the Division was unable to proceed with the scheduled March 30, 2020 public hearing due to the regional stay-at-home order in response to COVID-19. The proposed order has been re-issued and an additional update has been included.  A telephonic hearing has been scheduled for July 23, 2020. The revised notice, regulations and proposed order can be obtained at Evidence-Based Updates to the Medical Treatment Utilization Schedule (MTUS).

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Occupational, Safety & Health Standards Board

Proposed Regulation Status
New Sections 3205, 3205.1, 3205.2, and 3205.3
COVID-19 Prevention - Non-Emergency Regulation

Notice of Rulemaking Jul. 29, 2022

Public Hearing:
Sep. 15, 2022
Section 1512 and Section 3400
First Aid

Notice of Rulemaking Mar. 4, 2022

Public Hearing:
Apr. 21, 2022
Section 3401, Section 3402, New Sections 3402.1 - 3402.3,
Sections 3403 - 3410, New Section 3410.1 and Section 3411

Fire Fighters’ Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment – AB 2146

Notice of Rulemaking Jan. 29, 2021

Public Hearing:
Mar. 18, 2021

July 2022

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Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board

Proposed Regulation Status
Section 372.6, 372.8, 376, and 376.8
Board hearings via videoconference

Notice of Rulemaking April 25, 2022

Public Hearing:
June 16, 2022
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Office of Self Insurance Plans

Proposed Regulation Status

There are no proposed rulemakings for OSIP at this time.

 

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Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Proposed Regulation Status

There are no proposed rulemaking for WCAB at this time.