Cal/OSHA’s Answers to COVID Questions

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has issued some additions to its Frequently Asked Questions document on the recently enacted COVID standard  – General Industry Safety Orders §3205. The … Read More »

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Oregon Has Its Own COVID Controversy

While California stakeholders await the release of the Cal/OSHA draft proposal for a general industry COVID emergency regulation, Oregon is closing in on a temporary standard of its own. It … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA’s First COVID Cites

Cal/OSHA cited 11 employers in food processing, meatpacking, healthcare, agriculture and retail for allegedly failing to protect employees from COVID-19 exposure. The employers include: DL Poultry of Monterey Park; Uni-Kool … Read More »

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Two Schools Controversy on COVID Rules

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has a big decision to make soon – whether or not to authorize an emergency temporary standard to protect non-healthcare workers from coronavirus exposure. Its own … Read More »

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Respirator Guideline Controversy

Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has revised its guidance for the use of respirators in healthcare facilities during severe shortages. The new guidance tightens compliance with the aerosol … Read More »

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Petition for COVID Protections

Labor petitioned the Cal/OSHA Standards Board for emergency and permanent standards to protect employees from exposure to COVID-19, the Wuhan, China, virus. Oakland-based Worksafe and the National Lawyers Guild’s (NLG) … Read More »

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