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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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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Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn COVID Standard

Several California agricultural organizations have issued a major broadside against Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) about COVID. The lawsuit is seeking to nullify the ETS entirely or several at least vital sections. It also aims to prevent the Division of Occupational Safety and Health from enforcing the standard. It accuses the Standards Board of engaging … Read More »

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Cal/OSHA Rushes Thru Emergency COVID Regs

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has published an extensive, 21-page emergency regulation regarding the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. It will drastically affect nearly every employer in California. But the proposal, which the board will vote on November 19th, goes beyond workplaces to include employer-provided housing and transportation. It has new ominous reporting requirements. Employers have … Read More »

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