Prop 65 goes into effect on 9/1/18. It is one of those wonderful laws/regulations that make your life miserable as a contractor to figure out what you do to comply. After several weeks (I understand other associations are doing seminars and charging for the “learning” process), I think I have learned the following;
Contractors that have equipment with exhaust engines should consider protecting themselves by getting new warning signs (www.P65Warnings.ca.gov) and installing them on their equipment.
Many of you contractors already have warning signs that say “this product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer”.
The new warning sign should say “this product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer”.
Because contractors must concern themselves with the workplace environment, they should protect themselves by putting the new warning signs up that address “can expose you” so that you are protected from a prop 65 enforcement action.
There is a lot more to read about and check with your attorney/insurance risk person, but for now, this is the best advice the ECA can give you. If it exhausts, then put a new sticker on it!!
That’s all Folks-
Last week Art Diecke and myself sat through more than two days of candidate interviews and I will be presenting my (and Art’s) opinions to the Govt Affairs Committee and then to our Board for endorsements and contributions. The Board of Directors make the final call on this and then we let our Membership know who we recommend voting for. All in all, there were some woefully uninformed folks running and a few really good ones.
Thanks Art for your help!!