Circa 1932-Lunch Atop a Skyscraper
1905 Shipbuilding Welder
Circa 1910-Log Pond
Cotton Mill 1909 Courtesy of Smithsonian
Circa 1920-Dipper

COVID 19 Updating!

January 9, 2024

Cal-OSHA has changed rules under 3205 Non-Temporary COVID Prevention standard, to shorten the infectious period to 24 hours after onset of symptoms, and for those with no symptoms, there is no infectious period which requires exclusion.  Recommendations for testing have changed, slightly, with CDPH recommending tsting only for those with COVID symptoms, or close contacts who may be vulnerable or who may have close contact with vulnerable individuals.

All the rest of the Non-Temporary COVID Prevention Standard remain in effect until February 2025.

NCSC COVID Classroom Policies

While NCSC does not require masking, since the lifting of masking mandates, we continue to encourage those attending trainings to make use of masks provided.  We gather people from all professions, including those who work with vulnerable populations, for six to eight hours in an enclosed room.   If you work with vulnerable people or have family members similarly vulnerable, NCSC provides masks, both surgical and N95, for use during class.  With the current surge of COVID hospitalizations and deaths, NCSC will continue to encourage masking.

Do You Need NCSC?

How do regulatory agencies affect your business?

  • Fear of Cal-OSHA or other regulatory action or citation
  • Locating and interpreting the, literally, thousands upon thousands of pages of regulations
  • Burdensome amount of time and energy trying to keep up with:
     • Written Programs
     • Compliance with these programs
     • Recordkeeping - When, how, how much?
     • Prevention measures and investigation of accidents, near misses.
  • The Bottom Line - The cost of injuries and worker's compensation premiums.


Your Responsibility

A core principle in the establishment of California occupational safety regulation, and what provides the real ‘teeth’ in the law, is the California Penal Code’s Title 10 §387 or, Corporate Criminal Liability Act. The Act holds an employer financially and criminally responsible for the imminent dangers in the workplace that are not remedied in a proscribed period of time.

The corporate entity, or manager/supervisor, must -

1 -  Be knowledgeable of serious dangers to employees; and,
2 -  Correct the danger; and,
3 -  Report to the appropriate agency to avoid criminal penalties.


NCSC is a service and training organization established to provide:

  • Policy Development
  • Employee Training
  • Facility Inspections and Audits
  • Accident/Exposure Investigations
  • Updates on Regulatory Issues
  • Consultation Services


NCSC can prepare programs and plans addressing regulatory compliance issues in such diverse areas as:
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Hazard Communication
  • COVID Prevetion Plaan
  • Silica Exposure
  • U.S. DOT and non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • Sexual Harassment Policy
  • Workplace Violence