Standards Board: More New COVID Rules ?

In another twist in the now surreal Cal/OSHA-COVID regulatory drama, the Standards Board has called a special meeting for June 9th to discuss potential new rules. The Board also released an updated agenda for its regular monthly meeting on June 17th, which include the possible readoption of the COVID-19 standard. Considering that the Board readopted … Read More »

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Standard Board Tables ETS Vote

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board held over a critical vote on revisions to the COVID emergency temporary standard. The move was at the request of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, which says it wants to redo the revisions in accord with the Center for Disease Control. DOSH intends to rework the proposal, and the … Read More »

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CDC: No More Masks for Fully Vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just issued new guidance advising that fully vaccinated people can go about their normal business without a mask or social distancing. The guidance applies to indoor and outdoor activities regardless of event size. But officials, for now, are leaving the mask mandate in place for travel in airplanes, … Read More »

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CDC: Vaccinated May Gather Without Masks

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that it is easing person-to-person COVID restrictions for fully vaccinated people. As employees continue to get vaccinated, the tight Cal/OSHA … Read More »

Employer Reminder: Post Cal/OSHA 300 Log

Brokers should remind clients that employers are required to have posted the annual work-related injury and illness summary log from now until the end of April. Known as the Cal/OSHA Form 300A, employers must have the summary posted in the workplace between February 1st and April 30th of each year. Larger employers and some mid-sized … Read More »

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Budget Request For More Coronavirus Related Positions

The Department of Industrial Relations is providing detail about its request for an additional $8.7 million – paying for some 43 positions next fiscal year. It wants the money to pay for the added workload from three COVID-19 related bills. The legislation created a presumption for some cases of the virus and sought to boost … Read More »

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