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Quick Overview of May 6 Version of Emergency COVID Standards

What is happening with Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard for COVID-19? The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has adopted the third iteration of the...

Cal/OSHA Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Emergency Standard

Last weekend, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) posted fact sheets and an update to its frequently asked questions about the...

California Relaxes Mask Rules Again, Updates Workplace Safety Rules

California took another step forward this week in its efforts to move past the pandemic by relaxing its face covering rules for unvaccinated individuals...

Toxic Substance Exposure Requires Record Retention for 30 Years

As a manufacturer of products containing small amounts of toxic or harmful substances listed on the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS),...

Steps to Take When Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

What am I required to do when an employee tests positive for COVID? • Notify employees and employers of subcontracted employees who were on the...
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Update on COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

In Episode 141 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie give an update on the...

State Prepares to Make It Easier to Find All Crane Safety Requirements

What is happening with the safety orders for cranes, derricks and hoisting equipment? The Cal/OSHA Standards Board is proposing to consolidate in one location the...

COVID-19 in the Workplace — Vaccination Mandate on Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation — and big changes for businesses are on the horizon...

CalChamber, Allied Business Groups Help Stop 7 Oppose Bills, Amend 4

California Chamber of Commerce policy advocates working alongside advocates from allied business groups succeeded in stopping seven CalChamber-opposed bills from advancing for the year,...

Proposal Allows Cal/OSHA to Sidestep Fiscal Review

Workplace rules would be allowed to skip past critical analysis of their fiscal and other effects if legislation pending before the Assembly becomes law. SB...

Legislators Weighing Tough Bills in Closing Weeks of Session

California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bills harmful to the economic well-being of employers, employees and the state remain in play with three weeks to go...

Quick Overview of Changes to COVID-19 Emergency Standard

I read that the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted a revised version of the Emergency Temporary Standard for employee safety regarding the...
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New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Explained

In Episode 122 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law experts Robert Moutrie and Matthew...

New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Align with CDC, State Health Dept. Guidelines

This week, the Standards Board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted revisions to the COVID-19 emergency workplace rules. The changes...

Cal/OSHA to Revise COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Again

Revisions to California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard (ETS) were delayed again this week at a special meeting of the Cal/OSHA Standards Board, but...

Cal/OSHA Delays Vote on COVID-19 Emergency Rule Amendments

Employers will have to wait a little longer to know what is coming for California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard (ETS). The California Division of...