California League of Food Producers 31 significant reduction in the safe harbor that presented substantial challenges for food processors to meet. However, On March 1, CEH submitted a letter to OEHHA stating that it has formally withdrawn its 2015 petition to repeal/amend the lead safe harbor level and on March 12 OEHHA said that it will not move forward with a lead safe harbor proposal. Furfuryl Alcohol. As of September 30, 2017, a Proposition 65 warning is required for products containing furfuryl alcohol, an organic compound that is commonly found in thermally processed foods including baked goods, coffee, milk, juice and alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer. OEHHA has indicated that it will not be setting a safe harbor level. CAL-OSHA Proposed Indoor Worker Heat Stress Regulations. Cal-OSHA was directed by legislation in 2016 to develop heat stress regulations for indoor workers. The regulation will cover all indoor workers, including those employed in offices. Outdoor heat stress regulations have been in place for agricultural, construction and other work sites for a number of years. The preliminary draft regulation for indoor workers generated significant controversy about a number of issues, including the high heat temperature trigger for action by the employers, where and how to measure temp- erature in a facility, training and record keeping requirements, mandated rest periods and special provisions for workers located in areas with sources of radiant heat. Workplace Violence Prevention. Cal-OSHA is proposing a new rule to prevent workplace violence. CLFP is a member of a broad-based employer coalition responding to the proposal. Of primary concern is the complexity and difficulty presented by attempting to draft one regulation to fit all industries, covering all employers of all sizes with varying exposure to the risk of workplace violence across the state. Injury Illness Prevention Plan. Cal-OSHA is considering a proposal to give employees access to an employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. CLFP is a member of a broad- based coalition responding to the proposal. The coalition has concerns about the scope of the employer documents that would be included in this employee disclosure. Proposed Personal Exposure Limits for Peracetic Acid. Peracetic acid is a chemical commonly used in sanitation compounds. It is used by food processors to clean tanks, pipes and other surfaces. Excessive inhalation of peracetic acid can cause serious health problems, but little data exits to indicate the levels and time frames of exposure that are most hazardous. Most employers already require that their workers take precautions while using peracetic acid. Cal-OSHA has proposed setting a new Short-Term Personnel Exposure Limit for peracetic acid of 0.4 ppm, and possibly an eight-hour limit as well. However, there is no proven analytical method to detect airborne concentra- tions and little data to directly link these concentrations to health outcomes in commercial settings. Without that information, employers would not be able to know with any certainty whether they are in compliance. CLFP has recommended that, lacking data and proper analytical methods, Cal-OSHA should suspend the rulemaking and instead just remind employers to take proper precautions when employees are using this material. Proposed Regulations for Guards on Conveyors. Cal-OSHA has proposed an amendment to existing regulations that would impose new costs on many processors. Currently regulations provide a number of safety requirements for conveyors, but they also stipulate that conveyor belt rollers do not have to have guards because the rollers are not powered and the risk of serious injury is low. Cal-OSHA proposes to eliminate that provision. Many processors have these types of conveyors and a requirement to install guards would be expensive and would do little to improve workplace safety. CLFP has fielded comments in opposition to this change and will participate in the regulatory proceed- ing as it goes forward. ENERGY Food Production Investment Program (FPIP). The Energy Commission unanimously approved FPIP solicitation at its May 9 board meeting. FPIP follows the recent passage of Assembly Bill 109, which provided the California Energy Commission with $66 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). Of this amount, $60 million will be used to establish the FPIP, which will provide grants, loans or financial incentives to food processors to implement projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. FPIP has