Cal Osha Emergency Regulations Now in Effect


Office of Administrative Law Approves Emergency OSHA Regulations

Cal/OSHA has issued lengthy new COVID-19 regulations imposing a plethora of new procedures and compliance mandates
on California employers. The new regulations are complex, will take a lot of effort, and went into effect November 30th, 2020.In a December 1st Press Release from the Department of Industrial Relations, Cal/OSHA Chief Doug Parker was quoted as saying
“These are strong but achievable standards to protect workers. 
They also clarify what employers have to do to prevent workplace
exposure to COVID-19 and stop outbreaks.” Mr. Parker acknowledges that California employers have had little time to prepare for
these regulations saying, “We understand the need to educate and assist employers as they implement the new provisions of the
emergency standards. For employers who need time to fully implement the regulations, enforcement investigators will take their
good faith efforts to implement the emergency standards into consideration. However, aspects such as eliminating hazards and
implementing testing requirements during an outbreak are essential.”

 

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