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!

Alert!  Cal-OSHA Standards Board Adopts Non-Temporary COVID Standard - December 15, 2022

The Non-Temporary Standard will be in effect for two years, beginning January 2023.  This "semi-permanent" standard, has been  whittled down a bit, with reliance on the IIPP (§3203) and review of guidance from CDPH.  Members, look for a detailed look at what changed and what stayed the same, along with where enforcement will be looking, in this month's member newsletter, Regulatory Journal. 


When attending classes in person, NCSC continues to require masking during class.  We gather people from all professions, including those who work with vulnerable populations, for six to eight hours in an enclosed room.    Masks protect others, vaccines protect you.  As vaccinination does not prevent the virus from being passed to another person, and following Cal-OSHA standards, we have chosen to provide more protective protocols to keep everyone safe!

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