Category: Workplace Safety

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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Protect Workers from Wildfire Smoke Exposure

We’re in the midst of California’s 2021 wildfire season, and given the state’s currently hot and dry climate, the California Department of Forestry and Fire…

1921
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Quick Overview of Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard

I read that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) adopted a revised version of the Emergency Temporary Standard for employee safety regarding the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Revisions Now in Effect

After some recent back and forth on revisions to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, the Occupational Safety…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Issues New Guidance Before Vote on New COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

This week, the revised California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 workplace safety rules saga may finally be coming to an end. After…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Once More, With Feeling: Cal/OSHA Withdraws Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard, Will Try Again

During an emergency meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) on June 9, 2021, the OSHSB withdrew their proposed revisions to California’s…

1919
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Adopts Rules to Require Ongoing Masking in the Workplace

After a day-long meeting that included hours of public testimony and internal deliberations, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) ultimately adopted a…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Updated EEOC COVID-19 Guidance Confirms Employee Vaccine Incentives

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 guidance, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Delays Vote on COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments

Employers will have to wait a little longer to know what is coming for California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard. The California Occupational Safety and…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Celebrating Safe Jobs for Youth Month

As the school year will soon come to a close, teens will embark on another summer affected by COVID-19 — and many may be looking…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments Coming From Cal/OSHA

In a development that every employer in California should be watching closely, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the new proposed…