Category: Workplace Safety

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

California’s New Series of COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

One of my employees just reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. Do I have to report this positive case? During the 2020 California legislative…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

New Executive Order, COVID-19 Quarantine CDPH Guidance

On December 14, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-84-20, addressing a number of issues in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including updating…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Recent Standards Board Rule Revisions Affect Many Businesses

We are a small machine shop that specializes in custom automotive parts and one of our employees recently requested a copy of our Injury and…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Now In Effect

On Monday, November 30, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law approved the new COVID-19 emergency regulation, which went into effect immediately. As previously reported, the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Prevention Program Emergency Regulation Adopted

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) voted to adopt a comprehensive and complex COVID-19 emergency regulation addressing a…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Releases Draft COVID-19 Emergency Regulation

Yesterday, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the draft text for the much-anticipated COVID-19 emergency regulation on which the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB)…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

Employer Tips for Remote Workers Moving Away

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way employers do business, including remote working arrangements that were forced upon many employers and employees in an effort…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Requests COVID-19 Draft Emergency Regulation with Limited Opportunity for Stakeholder Input

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board voted to grant, in part, Petition 583, which sought the creation of a COVID-19…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

When to Record, Report COVID-19 Occurrence in Workplace

What are the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) requirements for reporting occurrences of COVID-19 in the workplace? Cal/OSHA has provided guidelines in…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Issues Employer Fines for COVID-19 Violations

During inspections of industries where workers have an elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known as Cal/OSHA)…