Los Angeles County Health Department announced that it will issue an order on July 16 requiring masks indoors regardless of a person’s vaccination status to be effective on July 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. This directive will
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The simple answer is Cal/OSHA has not clarified if the 30-year retention rule is triggered by requirements of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS).
Pursuant to Cal/OSHA’s amended ETS employers are required to document the vaccination status of their employees if the employer intends to allow vaccinated employees to work
While the past week brought many changes around California for COVID-19 requirements, both the state statute and several local supplemental paid sick leave ordinances persist.
The statewide COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”) law remains in effect until September 30, 2021.
As a reminder, under the state SPSL, employees are
Yesterday, the Cal/OSHA standards board approved the revised Emergency Temporary Standards, posted on Friday, June 11. While the ETS were approved without revision and will take effect Monday, June 21, Governor Newsom has indicated that he will
On June 17, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Standards Board), voted and passed its latest set of proposed revisions, with a 5 to 1 vote, to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Regulation (Revised ETS). This is the first
On June 17, 2021, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal-OSHA”) voted to adopt its (now third) revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards, which take effect immediately as a result of Governor Gavin Newsom signing an executive order waiving the normal 10-day legal administrative review required for new/revised regulations.
On June 17, 2021, at the end of yet another chaotic day in administrative rulemaking, California’s new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) finally became effective. The ETS bring substantial changes to the COVID-19 regulatory requirements with which employers have struggled since California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) initial
The last few weeks have been quite tense for California employers as they watched the drama unfold with the state’s Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA”) over amendments to the standing COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”)
In case you missed it: a few weeks ago,
On June 15, 2021, Cal/OSHA updated the FAQs related to its Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”). The update addresses the recently proposed ETS revisions, which were released on June 11, 2021 (after the Standards Board withdrew the previously proposed revisions last week).
On June 11, 2021, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Standards Board) released its latest set of proposed revisions to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (Revised ETS). The Standards Board will vote on the Revised ETS at its June 17 Standar
For those of you still on the edge of your seats after last week’s Cal/OSHA activity, the saga continues!
At its emergency meeting yesterday, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board withdrew the amended Emergency Temporary Standards.
On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Cal-OSHA’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board held a special meeting to discuss new guidance from the California Department of Public Health as specifically related to face coverings in the workplace. See June 7 letter by CDPH-Letter (2), letter by Tomas J. Aragon, MD DrPH, Director and State Health Officer of the California Department of Public Health. At the end of the meeting, the Board elected to withdraw the revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) previously issued on June 3. Two days later, on the evening of Friday, June 11 Cal-OSHA posted revised ETS. These are the third revisions to the proposed standards in less than a month. The board will consider these revisions on June 17 and until then, the original standards adopted in November of 2020 will remain in effect. Fingers crossed the third time will be a charm for these revisions so the guidelines are clear for California employers on how to proceed with their compliance efforts relating to COVID-19 protocols in the workplace.
On June 9, 2021, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal OSHA) reversed a COVID-19 rule adopted last week, that, had it gone forward, would have permitted employees to forego masks if every other person in a room was fully vaccinated (discussed in our previous Alert).
On June 11, 2021, the Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) published proposed revisions to the current Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). On June 17, 2021, the Standards Board will meet again to vote on adopting proposed revisions. This is