On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation to replace the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), which were set to end on December 31, 2022.
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Workplace violence is a growing concern in California and across the country, as evidenced by numerous recent tragic incidents in the news. These recent incidents may highlight for employers the importance of taking steps to prevent and respond to workplace violence, and they may also leave employers wondering about their
California employers are required to post their annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses, in a visible and easily accessible area at every worksite from February 1st through April 30th. Cal/OSHA’s Form 300A must be used for this posting.
Employers can find an overview regarding completing both the log (Form 300) and the
New COVID-19 prevention regulations adopted by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board on December 15, 2022, were sent to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for approval. The new regulations will not take effect until approved by OAL, which has thirty working days to complete its review.
The non-emergency COVID regulation adopted by the Cal/OSHA Standards Board at its meeting on December 15, 2022, will not become effective until approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL), which is expected to occur in January 2023.
Jennifer Shaw appeared on “The Afternoon News with Kitty O’Neal” to talk about new rules in California affecting workplace COVID regulations and pay. You can listen to the interview here.
As predicted, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board last night adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation. Notably, the current ETS will remain in effect while the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) reviews the new regulation, and will not expire on December 31, 2022. The OAL has 30 days to complete its review, and if approved, the new regulation will be effective for two years.
For the last two years, California employers have been subject to the careful eye of Cal/OSHA and its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (or “ETS”). Yesterday, the Standards Board finally voted to adopt a new, “non-emergency” COVID-19 prevention regulation. The text of the proposed
On December 15, 2022, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board held its final meeting of 2022 and adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations. The COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)will continue to remain in effect while the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) reviews the non-emergency standard.
Once approved by OAL, the non-emergency standard
On December 15, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulation, modifying Title 8 of the General Industry Safety Orders. The regulation passed, 6–1, in a near-unanimous vote of the seven-member Standards Board.
At the start of 2022, a new version of California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) was passed and initially planned to expire on September 31, 2022. But before it could expire, the legislature extended SPSL with some minor changes to continue through the end of 2022.
As you may recall, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board met on November 17, 2022, to discuss whether to revise the proposed non-emergency COVID-19 regulation that the Board will vote to approve at its next meeting on December 15, 2022.
During a meeting of the Cal/OSHA Standards Board on November 17, 2022, Cal/OSHA’s Chief Deputy for Health and Research Standards unequivocally stated that no further modifications will be made to the proposed non-emergency COVID regulation (CA Non-Emergency Regulation) that the Board will vote to approve at its next meeting
On October 14, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) ordered a new definition of “Close Contact” effective immediately. The new definition requires employers to reexamine existing COVID-19 policies and notices to employees, update them to conform to the CDPH’s newest guidance and adapt related protocols. This is especially important as the COVID-19 notice mandate to provide notice of potential exposure to COVID-19 to employees was set to sunset on January 1, 2023 until Governor Newsom signed AB 2693 into law extending the notice requirement another year, through January 1, 2024.