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Join Conn Maciel Carey’s 2023 Cal/OSHA Rulemaking Coalition

For the past two years, Conn Maciel Carey has represented a broad coalition comprised of California and national employers and trade associations from a diverse range of industries in advocating to the Cal/OSHA Standards Board about the roller coaster of COVID-19 emergency and non-emergency… Continue Reading “Join Conn Maciel Carey’s 2023 Cal/OSHA Rulemaking Coalition”

Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Non-Emergency Rule Is Adopted

By Megan S. Shaked and Andrew J. Sommer On December 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted 6-1 to adopt the COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations. The Non-Emergency Rule was proposed to replace the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, which has been… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Non-Emergency Rule Is Adopted”

California Rings in 2023 with New Employment Laws

By Andrew J. Sommer, Fred Walter, Megan S. Shaked, and Samuel S. Rose This year, Governor Newsom has signed into law employment bills on disparate subjects such as pay equity, cannabis use, and leaves of absence.  These new laws also concern industry-specific mandates for… Continue Reading “California Rings in 2023 with New Employment Laws”

Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Offers Updates on Enforcement, Rulemaking and More

By Megan Shaked The Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee holds meetings throughout the year to provide information regarding its programs and activities.  At the most recent meeting, held on November 10, 2022, the public heard updates from DOSH, the Standards Board, and the Appeals Board. Here… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Offers Updates on Enforcement, Rulemaking and More”

California Employers COVID-19 Prevention Coalition Submits Second Round of Comments on Cal/OSHA’s Non-Emergency COVID Rule

By Megan Shaked and Andrew Sommer The rulemaking process continues for Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Non-Emergency COVID-19 rule, with the second comment period for the modifications closing. Conn Maciel Carey again submitted comments on behalf of the California Employers COVID-19 Prevention Coalition.  The Coalition, comprised employers… Continue ReadingCalifornia Employers COVID-19 Prevention Coalition Submits Second Round of Comments on Cal/OSHA’s Non-Emergency COVID Rule

Governor Newsom to End COVID-19 State of Emergency, While Standards Board Marches On

In major news yesterday, Governor Newsom announced that California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency will end on February 28, 2023.  See the following excerpts from the governor’s press release: “With hospitalizations and deaths dramatically reduced due to the state’s vaccination and public health efforts, California… Continue Reading “Governor Newsom to End COVID-19 State of Emergency, While Standards Board Marches On”

California Public Health Agency Redefines “Close Contact” (Yet Again)

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has just issued a public health order redefining the “close contact” definition.  In short, the agency has reverted to the CDC’s 6 feet rule for “indoor spaces greater than 400,000 cubic feet per floor” such as warehouses,… Continue Reading “California Public Health Agency Redefines “Close Contact” (Yet Again)”

Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

By Andrew Sommer and Megan Shaked In July 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent COVID-19 regulation. The draft permanent rule is intended to replace the current version of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that is set to… Continue ReadingCal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Last month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent COVID-19 regulation. The draft permanent rule is intended to replace the current version of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that is set to expire at the end of… Continue Reading “Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule”

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/OSHA has updated its FAQs to assist in interpreting the various ETS requirements implicated by the new definition. Background When the current… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts”

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