Emergency CalOSHA Regulations to Protect Workers From COVID-19
December 17, 2020 at 05:25 AM EST
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We knew they were coming!
The new CalOSHA regulations to protect California workers from getting COVID-19 in the workplace have arrived. The timing coincides with rapidly increasing case rates and a new round of statewide lockdowns.
On November 19, 2020, the CalOSHA Standards Board adopted emergency temporary standards to protect workers from COVID-19. On November 30th, the rule was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now in effect.
Up to this point, CalOSHA had been encouraging employers to follow their published guidelines for managing COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. These guidelines didn’t have any teeth to them, resulting in varying levels of conformance among employers. Leaving no real recourse for CalOSHA, when they came upon “bad actors.” With these new regulations, employers are now required to comply. They must add the necessary programs, policies, and procedures for COVID-19 prevention or face enforcement action for non-compliance.
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