Inside OSHA

February 28, 2021

California Senate Bill Ramps Up COVID Worker Safety Enforcement, Fines

February 19, 2021 at 3:40 PM
A California state senator is advancing legislation to bolster California OSHA (Cal/OSHA) enforcement measures to protect workers from COVID-19, provide new tools to hold large employers accountable for workplace health and safety violations, and encourage workers to report unsafe working conditions while preventing employer retaliation. The measure is likely to heighten debate and controversy over the state’s COVID worker safety requirements, including an emergency temporary standard adopted last year by Cal/OSHA that is being legally challenged and strongly opposed by...

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