Tag: Cal/OSHA

CalChamber Calls for Changes to Nonemergency COVID Draft Rule

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board’s draft proposal to extend the state’s COVID-19 regulation for another two years—with some significant changes from the COVID-19 emergency regulation—still...

California’s Heat Wave: Cal/OSHA Inspections, Keeping Outdoor Workers Safe

As Californians across the state suffer from the current heat wave, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has notified employers in construction, agriculture, tree-trimming,...
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COVID-19 Emergency Regulation to Expire (And Potentially Be Extended) Later This Year

As the legislative cycle reaches its peak frenzy and the fate of 2022’s crop of bills is decided, the regulatory world at Cal/OSHA is...

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left...

The COVID-19 Regulation’s Final Re-Adoption – What Does it Mean Going Forward?

It has been almost a month since the third (and final) readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was adopted at Cal/OSHA’s...

Job Killer Bill Excuses Workplace Absenteeism, Endangers Worksites

A California Chamber of Commerce-job killer bill that will excuse workplace absenteeism and cripple emergency response is making its way through the California Legislature. The...

COVID’s Endemic Transition in the Workplace – Where We Are and What’s Coming

Since the decline of the holiday COVID-19 spike and Governor Newsom’s announcement of California’s transition to treating COVID-19 as an endemic risk on February...

Second Year of Legislative Session Off to a Fast Start

Both houses of the State Legislature recently wrapped up their work on 2-year bills that had a January 31st deadline to pass their house...

U.S. Supreme Court Halts OSHA’s General Employer Vaccine Mandate

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order staying the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standards (ETS) requiring employers...

Federal Large Employer Vaccine Mandate – When Will it Hit California Workplaces?

The federal vaccine mandate for large employers (the “Federal Vaccine Regulation” or “Regulation”) pushed by the Biden administration has been in the news since...

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules Update

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

New COVID-19 Guidance in 2022

Though many workplaces slowed down during the holidays, neither COVID-19’s Omicron variant nor the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) took a moment’s rest....

Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Released – Cal/OSHA to Pass Similar Version This Month

Today, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their draft COVID-19 vaccine emergency regulation for employers with 100 or more employees. The...

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...

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Would Stifle Economic Impact Data on Cal/OSHA Regs

Action Alert Contact your legislator NOW and request that they vote NO on SB 410 A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that would deny the public critical economic...

California Drops Workplace Mask Rule for Vaccinated Workers

California regulators on Thursday approved revised workplace pandemic rules that allow employees who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus the same freedoms as when...

CalChamber Issues Statement on New Cal/OSHA Rules

The California Chamber of Commerce has issued the following statement in response to action today by Cal/OSHA and Governor Gavin Newsom: “We are grateful for...

New COVID-19 Workplace Mask Rules Align with CDC Recommendations

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released new, revised language outlining proposed COVID-19 workplace rules as the state prepares to re-open...

As the Smoke Clears, What’s Next for CA’s COVID-19 Emergency Regulation?

As many of you have heard by now, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted revisions to the state’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS or the...

Cal/OSHA Adopts Rules to Require Ongoing Masking in the Workplace

After a day-long meeting that included hours of public testimony and internal deliberations, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board ultimately adopted a new set of regulations...