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CAL/OSHA RELEASES UPDATED DRAFT OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN GENERAL INDUSTRIES STANDARD

By Andrew J. Sommer and Samuel S. Rose In 2014, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board ordered the creation of an Advisory Committee to consider a workplace violence prevention standard for “all California workplaces.”  The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)… Continue Reading “CAL/OSHA RELEASES UPDATED DRAFT OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN GENERAL INDUSTRIES STANDARD”

California Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to COVID-19 Emergency Rule

In Western Growers Association, et al, v. Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, et al, the California appellate court recently affirmed the lower court’s decision denying a challenge to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  This decision has far-reaching implications, affording considerable deference to the… Continue Reading “California Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to COVID-19 Emergency Rule”

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Adopts Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule

On December 16, 2021, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board approved the revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) – the second re-adoption.  The vote was 6-1 with management representative Kate Crawford dissenting.  The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Division) was tasked with drafting the… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Standards Board Adopts Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule”

Cal/OSHA Standards Board to Consider Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule for Re-adoption

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has issued a revised draft of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for a second re-adoption.  This draft shows in underlined text the latest proposed changes from the current emergency regulation (not the October draft text discussed in our prior… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Standards Board to Consider Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule for Re-adoption”

Cal/OSHA Proposes Revised COVID-19 ETS for Readoption

Last month, Cal/OSHA issued a discussion draft of a proposed Cal/OSHA COVID-19 “permanent rule” and convened an Advisory Committee, involving hours of comment on September 23, 2021 by employer and labor advocates and public health officials.  Conn Maciel Carey served on the Advisory Committee… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Proposes Revised COVID-19 ETS for Readoption”

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”

[RESCHEDULED] Cal/OSHA’S Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Because the Cal/OSHA Standards Board has just pulled back the revisions to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and will consider other revisions at its June 17th meeting, we have rescheduled our webinar “Cal/OSHA’s Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard” for June 18, 2021, at 10… Continue Reading “[RESCHEDULED] Cal/OSHA’S Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard”

[Webinar] Cal/osha’s revised covid-19 emergency temporary standard

On Friday, June 11th at 9:00 A.M. PT / 12:00 P.M. ET, join Andrew J. Sommer, Eric J. Conn and Megan S. Shaked for 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… Continue Reading “[Webinar] Cal/osha’s revised covid-19 emergency temporary standard”

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges

By Andrew Sommer, Eric Conn, and Beeta Lashkari On February 25, 2021, Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman officially ruled on two requests for preliminary injunctions against the implementation of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), denying the injunctive relief sought in both cases. Two separate legal challenges to the… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges”

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

On January 26th, Andrew J. Sommer, Fred Walter and Megan S. Shaked presented a webinar regarding Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. Not to be outdone by other State OSH Plans like Virginia OSHA, Oregon OSHA, and Michigan OSHA, Cal/OSHA has adopted its own COVID-19 specific emergency temporary… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 EMERGENCY Temporary Standard [Webinar Recording]”

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