Inside OSHA

December 4, 2020

California Poised To Adopt COVID-19 ETS As Newsom Tightens Restrictions

November 17, 2020 at 4:08 PM
The California OSHA (Cal/OSHA) standards board is poised to adopt an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect workers from COVID-19 amid 11th-hour calls by employer and industry groups to ease some requirements, and as Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is ratcheting up restrictions on the public and businesses in response to soaring infections. “Throughout this pandemic, the California Department of Justice has examined workplaces in various essential industries, and has found that a standard is urgently needed to specifically address grave...

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