Masks Off for Vaccinated Employees in California

vaccination status. Physical distancing standards are also eliminated in many situations. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has approved revisions to the COVID emergency temporary standard, by a 5-1 vote. Soon after the vote, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order enabling the revisions to take effect without the normal 10-day approval period by the state Office … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA: To Mask or Not to Mask

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has published the latest version of its COVID emergency standard, on which it will vote later this week. The big change: Fully vaccinated employees will not … Read More »

Take Three on COVID Revisions

Less than a week after it adopted controversial revisions to the COVID emergency standard, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted to pull them back. Now the plan is for the Division … Read More »

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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Employer Third-Party COVID Liability Case Is Back

The parties in a lawsuit seeking to hold an employer liable for the case of COVID-19, the virus originating in China, that an employee’s wife contracted are due back in federal court next month. The negligence lawsuit was dismissed earlier, but the case is back on an amended complaint the employer, Victory Woodworks, will argue … Read More »

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Officials Halt Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration have stopped the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine.  At least six people are known to have developed a rare – and severe – type of blood clot. CDC is investigating the incidents. The six cases of cerebral venous sinus … Read More »

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COVID Surcharge, CT Claim Modifier Likely Out Of Rate Filing

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau is deep into its analysis of California’s 2020 workers’ comp experience. It is working on the upcoming rate filing, which officials say will be one of its most challenging filings in years. However, two controversial provisions from the most recent filing are unlikely to return.  The Bureau is backing … Read More »

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