On September 28, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2043 (“AB 2043”) which tasks the Division of Occupational Safety and Health within the Department of Industrial Relations (“Cal/OSHA”) with conducting a statewide outreach campaign to apprise Agricultural employees of best practices for coronavirus (“COVID-19”) infection prevention and their right to
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On September 17, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) voted unanimously to pursue the drafting and adoption of a California COVID-19 safety regulation. The emergency regulation would cover all workers in California regardless of industry segment.
On May 20, 2020, worker advocates submitted a petition for an emergency COVID-19 safety standard demanding additional COVID-19 regulations for those employees not covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard . The ATD standard was codified in 2009 “to protect employees who are at increased risk of contracting certain
To assist with protecting the essential workers who work in the agricultural industry, California’s Department Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal OSHA”) issued updated guidance on coronavirus (“COVID-19”) infection prevention procedures for employers in the agricultural industry. Read our full article on the guidance here.
Governor Newsom’s televised news briefing on July 24, 2020, provided clues that enhanced enforcement of COVID-19 workplace safety is in the works. Likely, in response to criticism of the perceived ineffective response to worker protection during COVID-19,
On June 5, 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, commonly known as Cal/OSHA, issued temporary emergency guidance to assist physicians and other licensed health care professionals (PLHCPs) balance the benefits of providing mandated medical surveillance examinations against the risks of potential COVID-19 exposure.
On June 5, 2020, the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Division), also known as Cal/OSHA, issued a hazard alert to health care facilities regarding the availability of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE). The alert set forth the following two mandates:
On June 5, 2020, the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Division), also known as Cal/OSHA, issued a hazard alert to healthcare facilities regarding the availability of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE). The alert set forth the following two mandates:
The COVID-19 pandemic and statewide closures have brought significant disruptions to government functions and the private sector. Cal/OSHA, the agency responsible for enforcing the state’s occupational safety standards, has likewise been impacted by the closures, which have affected the timing of inspections, issuance of citations, and filing of employer
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its continued impact on daily life, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order (EO) N-63-20 on May 7, 2020, extending certain statutory and regulatory deadlines for individuals, businesses, and governmental agencies in California. In addition to other temporary changes, EO N-63-20 extends the
On May 27, 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Division”), also known as Cal/OSHA, issued the following guidance for employers regarding recording and reporting requirements pertaining to COVID-19 cases:
Q1: Do employers have to record COVID-19 illnesses on their Log 300?
On May 26, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that barbershops and hair salons could open with restrictions in counties that meet certain health criteria. Services at barbershops and hair salons must be limited to those that can be performed with both the worker and customer wearing a face
On May 12, 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, issued its COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Office Workspaces, which provides detailed guidance for operating in office workspaces to “support a safe, clean environment for employees” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On May 12, 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) (better known as Cal/OSHA) issued its COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Dine-In Restaurants, which provides detailed guidance to dine-in restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries that provide sit-down meals on how to support safe and clean