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Cal/OSHA has compiled and posted extensive guidance recommendations and requirements from many sources to assist the employer during this time.

Guide to Safety/Health Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak

As an employer, where can I find safety and health information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting my ability to do business? The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), commonly known as Cal/OSHA, has developed a website compiling relevant information explaining an employer’s methods and responsibilities for maintaining a safe and […]

7 Apr 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Health and Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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What Is and Isn’t ‘Essential’ Business Under California’s ‘Stay at Home’ Order

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-33-20 directing all residents to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure. This state order came on the heels of a number of local “shelter in place” orders that were also implemented up and down the state. As […]

21 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Health and Safety - Erika Frank - No CommentsRead More »

Bay Area Localities Take Action During COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, seven Bay Area counties and one Bay Area city announced “shelter in place” orders on March 16, 2020, effective on March 17, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. The shelter-in-place orders direct everyone to stay inside their homes except to meet basic needs such as going to the doctor […]

17 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Health and Safety - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

While emergency wildfire smoke regulations are in effect, Cal/OSHA is preparing permanent regulations that may affect more employers.

Cal/OSHA Renews Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulations

This year’s dry, windy winter has government agencies predicting a quicker start to wildfire season. As you may recall, last summer, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) enacted emergency wildfire smoke regulations designed to protect outdoor employees as a response to the severe wildfire seasons of the past few years. The emergency […]

11 Feb 20 - Health and Safety, Workplace Safety - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

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California Wildfires: Remember Employers Must Protect Outdoor Workers From Wildfire Smoke

Right now, firefighters across California are battling multiple wildfires, which are destroying property and prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. Wildfires are not the only threat to people as smoke exposure is also hazardous, especially for people working outdoors. New major wind events (with wind gusts between 50 and 70 mph) are […]

30 Oct 19 - Health and Safety - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »