Category: Workplace Safety

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

CDPH Alters Cal/OSHA COVID-19 ETS Definitions

On June 8, 2022, the California Department of Public Heath (CDPH) issued an order updating definitions for “close contact” and “infectious period” as they relate…

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Posted in Privacy Workplace Safety

A Look at Drug Testing, Privacy Rights, Last Chance Agreements

My employee provided a doctor’s note for recent time off that included information that he was out due to “cocaine poisoning.” With this information, can…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

The COVID-19 Regulation’s Final Re-Adoption — What Does it Mean Going Forward?

It has been almost a month since the third (and final) re-adoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was adopted at the California…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Guidance Released on Updated COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

As previously reported, on April 21, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved a third readoption of the California Division of Occupational Safety and…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Questions Remain on Workplace Emergency Bill

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los Angeles), a…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Take Three: Cal/OSHA Revises COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for Third Time

On April 21, 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) approved a third readoption of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Standards Board to Consider Update to Required First-Aid Kit Contents

I hear that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) will be considering a revision to the requirement to obtain a physician’s approval for…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Federal OSHA Withdraws Mandatory Vax-or-Test Rule, Cal/OSHA Updates COVID-19 ETS Guidance

These days, there’s no shortage of COVID-19-related news and developments for employers to keep up with — and this week brought not just one, but…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Federal Vaccination Rule Put on Hold

Just one day after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its mandatory vaccination emergency temporary standard, a federal court has put the rule on…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Federal Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard Released

Editor’s note: Most of the information in this blog is valid, however, the most current information is available in a subsequent blog, titled, “And Just…