Category: OSHA Rulemaking

Newsom Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

By Fred Walter and Andrew J. Sommer California Governor Newsom has just signed Senate Bill 606 authored by Senator Lorena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), broadly expanding Cal/OSHA’s enforcement authority and the penalty amounts employers may be assessed.  This new law targets employers with multiple work… Continue Reading “Newsom Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority”

Federal OSHA to Issue Another COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Setting a “Soft” Vaccine-Mandate

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Taskforce On September 9, 2021, President Biden charged federal OSHA with developing a second emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring all but small employers in all industries but healthcare to implement “soft” vaccine mandates, i.e., to require employees to either be… Continue Reading “Federal OSHA to Issue Another COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Setting a “Soft” Vaccine-Mandate”

CAL/OSHA PROPOSES “PERMANENT” COVID-19 PREVENTION RULE – UNDER REVIEW BY ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Cal/OSHA has just convened an Advisory Committee to consider a proposed permanent Cal/OSHA COVID-19 prevention permanent rule, scheduled to meet on September 23, 2021. Conn Maciel Carey has been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee, on behalf of the California Employers COVID-19 Prevention… Continue Reading “CAL/OSHA PROPOSES “PERMANENT” COVID-19 PREVENTION RULE – UNDER REVIEW BY ITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE”

Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard [Webinar Recording]

On June 18, 2021, Andrew J. Sommer and Eric J. Conn presented a webinar regarding Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. The saga around Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) has taken several bizarre twists and turns.  After hurriedly adopting the ETS over Thanksgiving weekend… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard [Webinar Recording]”

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS To Be Updated This Week — And They Mean It This Time

By Andrew J. Sommer and Eric J. Conn We are barreling towards major changes to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 requirements for California employers expected to take effect on Thursday or Friday of this week. After the back and forth with the last revised ETS that was… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS To Be Updated This Week — And They Mean It This Time”

More On Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Amendments to its COVID-19 ETS

By Fred Walter In our May 11th blog article, we covered some of the most important changes to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard that the Division has proposed for approval at the next Cal/OSHA Standards Board meeting later this week on May 20, 2021. Here we offer… Continue Reading “More On Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Amendments to its COVID-19 ETS”

Cal/OSHA Introduces Proposed Amendments to its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force On Friday, May 7th, Cal/OSHA finalized and published a proposed amended version of its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (the “ETS”), which the Cal/OSH Standards Board will consider for readoption at the Board’s upcoming May 20, 2021 meeting.  The revised sections of the ETS… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Introduces Proposed Amendments to its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard”

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and Vaccinated Workers

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force As the number of vaccinated workers continues to rise, and despite guidance from the CDC lifting certain restrictions against fully vaccinated individuals, Cal/OSHA’s current official position, as reflected in its COVID-19 ETS FAQs, is that “[f]or now, all… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and Vaccinated Workers”

Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Convened as The Division Considers Changes to Its COVID-19 ETS

By Conn Maciel Carey’s COVID-19 Task Force Over four months after the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Board”) unanimously adopted a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (the “Division”) has been busy considering potential changes to the… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Convened as The Division Considers Changes to Its COVID-19 ETS”

Annual Cal/OSHA Update: Legislation, Regulations, Guidance, Executive Orders and More! Oh My! [Webinar recording]

On March 23, 2021, Andrew J. Sommer, Fred Walter and Megan Shaked presented a webinar regarding Annual Cal/OSHA Update: Legislation, Regulations, Guidance, Executive Orders and More! Oh My!” This year’s annual Cal/OSHA update covered the latest legislative, regulatory and enforcement developments concerning COVID-19, including the Emergency COVID-19… Continue Reading “Annual Cal/OSHA Update: Legislation, Regulations, Guidance, Executive Orders and More! Oh My! [Webinar recording]”

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