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  • Cal/OSHA Releases Guidance for Monkeypox

    As Monkeypox (MPX) continues to be an issue throughout California, Cal/OSHA issued guidance to assist in protecting employees. However, this guidance applies only to workplaces covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard, which is notable because the guidance itself states that “MPX spreads primarily by close or direct contact with infectious rashes, lesions, scabs, or body fluids.” However,...
    September 21, 2022
  • Cal/OSHA Releases Guidance for Monkeypox

    As Monkeypox (MPX) continues to be an issue throughout California, Cal/OSHA issued guidance to assist in protecting employees. However, this guidance applies only to workplaces covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) standard, which is notable because the guidance itself states that “MPX spreads primarily by close or direct contact with infectious rashes, lesions, scabs,... Continue Reading
    September 19, 2022
  • Employers Get Ready – CCPA Employee and B2B Exemptions End, Expanded Privacy Compliance Begins in 2023

    For the past few years, California’s comprehensive privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) included an important partial exemption for employees, applicants, and independent contractors (collectively, “workforce members”). The California Privacy Rights Act, which amended the CCPA, extended the exemption through December 31, 2022. While many expected the exemption would be extended,...
    September 2, 2022
  • It’s Getting Hot In Here – Cal/OSHA Begins Enforcing Indoor Heat Safety Under Section 3203

    Cal/OSHA’s outdoor heat illness prevention standard is well known by employers with employees who commonly work outside. And while there is no official indoor heat illness standard, employers still need to consider heat hazards when evaluating workplace safety, especially in light of Fed/OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (“NEP”) for Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards. Although Cal/OSHA... Continue Reading
    August 23, 2022
  • Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Regulations Will Likely Continue in 2023

    The current Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) expires at the end of 2022. But Cal/OSHA is not done with COVID-19 regulations. There is a Non-Emergency Regulation in process. The Standards Board recently published its proposed non-emergency regulation and announced a public hearing for September 15, 2022. Though the proposal is a non-emergency regulation, the... Continue Reading
    August 18, 2022
  • Washington State Adopts Emergency Heat and Wildfire Rules

    This summer is shaping out to be another scorcher and Washington State employers should know about the Department of Labor & Industries (“LNI”) new emergency requirements for heat and smoke protections for outdoor employees effective June 15 through September 29. Washington’s emergency requirements are meant to help employees avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Covered...
    August 16, 2022
  • No Universal Masking Mandate in Los Angeles or Across California

    In March 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) dropped universal indoor masking, though masking was still required in certain places. By April 2022, most counties had also ceased universal indoor masking requirements. However, recently, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) stated if the uptick in cases and hospitalizations continued, then... Continue Reading…
    July 29, 2022
  • No Universal Masking Mandate in Los Angeles or Across California

    In March 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) dropped universal indoor masking, though masking was still required in certain places. By April 2022, most counties had also ceased universal indoor masking requirements. However, recently, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) stated if the uptick in cases and hospitalizations continued, then... Continue Reading
    July 29, 2022
  • Cal/OSHA Clarifies COVID-19 Close Contact Definition

    In early June 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order revising the definition of “close contact.” Under the CDPH order, close contact was defined as “someone sharing the same indoor airspace (e.g. home, clinic waiting room, airplane, etc.) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.” This created... Continue Reading…
    July 21, 2022
  • Cal/OSHA Clarifies COVID-19 Close Contact Definition

    In early June 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order revising the definition of “close contact.” Under the CDPH order, close contact was defined as “someone sharing the same indoor airspace (e.g. home, clinic waiting room, airplane, etc.) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.”... Continue Reading
    July 21, 2022

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