Mayo Clinic Study On Vaccine Effectiveness One Markedly Better

A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic and analytics firm nference compared two vaccines – Moderna and Pfizer – and found Moderna to be more effective against breakthrough infections from all known variants. The study suggests that both messenger RNA vaccines show signs of lessening effectiveness against COVID, including the Delta variant, but further research … 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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