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AB-1789 Occupational safety and health: Valley Fever.(2017-2018)


 Section 147.7 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

 (a) The board shall adopt occupational safety and health standards for state public works projects to prevent and control coccidioidomycosis, more commonly known as Valley Fever. As used in this subdivision, “public works” has the same meaning as defined in Section 1720.
(b) The occupational safety and health standards shall require employers to do the following:
(1) Adopt site plans and work practices and take other steps as the Division of Occupational Safety and Health determines to be important to limit the risk of Valley Fever, including, but not limited to, minimizing worker exposure to spores and the transport of spores offsite, identifying knowledgeable health care providers for occupational injuries and illnesses, and related training, reporting, and recordkeeping.
(2) Take other actions as the board determines to be necessary.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.