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  • 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
  • Governor Rolls Back California COVID-19 Executive Orders & Cal/OSHA Releases Draft Permanent COVID-19 Standard

    On June 17, 2022, Governor Newsom issued an executive order terminating certain provisions of prior executive orders related to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Some of the terminated orders were no longer necessary due to changes in the ETS. For example, previously the Governor had issued an executive order stating exclusion periods could not be longer... Continue Reading…
    June 23, 2022
  • Beat the Heat: Nevada’s Response to OSHA’S Heat Illness National Emphasis Program Focuses on Prevention and Inspections

    Federal OSHA previously announced the creation of the Heat Illness National Emphasis Program (NEP) and signaled its intent to take a more proactive approach to prevent heat related illnesses. Now various states, including Nevada, are moving to adopt their own regulations regarding heat related illnesses. Understanding Nevada’s response to the NEP will help your business...
    June 23, 2022
  • Governor Rolls Back California COVID-19 Executive Orders & Cal/OSHA Releases Draft Permanent COVID-19 Standard

    On June 17, 2022, Governor Newsom issued an executive order terminating certain provisions of prior executive orders related to Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Some of the terminated orders were no longer necessary due to changes in the ETS. For example, previously the Governor had issued an executive order stating exclusion periods could not... Continue Reading
    June 23, 2022
  • The Heat is On – Oregon OSHA Adopts Heat Illness Prevention Standard

    With summer arriving and temperatures starting to rise, Oregon employers should familiarize themselves with the new Oregon OSHA Heat Illness Prevention standard (OAR 437-002-0156) that comes into effect on June 15, 2022. Covered Employers The new standard applies to workplaces when an employee is performing work activities in any environment (both indoor or outdoor) where...
    June 14, 2022

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