Tag: Cal/OSHA

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

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”

Cal/OSHA’s Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Rule Has Just Issued

Cal/OSHA’s rulemaking process does not allow for any more “re-adoptions” of the COVID-19 emergency rule, so if COVID-19 regulatory requirements are to remain, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board will need to adopt a permanent COVID-19 rule. While clarity had been lacking over the content and… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA’s Proposed “Permanent” COVID-19 Rule Has Just Issued”

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”

Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule – Third Re-Adoption

By Andrew J. Sommer and Fred Walter The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has just released a proposed draft for the third re-adoption COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  The Board will vote on the proposed rule at its next meeting on April… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Issues Revised COVID-19 Emergency Rule – Third Re-Adoption”

Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update [Webinar Recording]

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, Andrew Sommer, Fred Walter, and Megan Shaked presented a webinar regarding a Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update. This has been a challenging year for California employers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with a set of ever-changing regulatory requirements, as well… Continue Reading “Cal/OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update [Webinar Recording]”

CDC Relaxes Face Covering and Distancing Guidelines

By Conn Maciel Carey LLP’s COVID-19 Task Force As governors and big city mayors across the country have been allowing indoor masking mandates to expire over the last few weeks, last Friday, February 25th, the CDC unveiled a brand new approach to assessing COVID-19 risks… Continue Reading “CDC Relaxes Face Covering and Distancing Guidelines”

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”

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