Tag: Cal/OSHA

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Cal/OSHA Considers Removing Exclusion Pay Mandate From New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation

As the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) prepares to vote on the next iteration of California’s COVID-19 emergency regulation, one important change…

COVID-19 regulation changes in October 2022
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Makes Big Changes to COVID-19 Regulation Ahead of December Vote

California employers may want to get out their measuring tape — because the size (in cubic feet) of a workspace just became an important element…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Close Contact Definition Changed

On October 13, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order updating the definition for “close contact” as it relates to the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CalChamber Calls for Changes to Nonemergency COVID Draft Rule

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board’s draft proposal to extend the state’s COVID-19 regulation for another two years — with…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Standards Board Moving to Adopt Non-Emergency COVID Regulation

I hear that the California Division of Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board will be presenting for public comment and future adoption a final version…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

CDC Relaxes COVID-19 Guidance

On August 11, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance that eliminates precautionary quarantining (isolation is recommended only for those…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies

COVID-19 Emergency Regulation to Expire (And Potentially Be Extended) Later This Year

As the legislative cycle reaches its peak frenzy and the fate of 2022’s crop of bills is decided, the regulatory world at the California Division…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

California Employers Wildfire Smoke Standard Reminder

As wildfire smoke affects the Sierra and foothills, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to take steps to protect their…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left California…

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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…