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August 8, 2020

Employers Object To Cal/OSHA Virus Reporting Split From Federal OSHA

July 28, 2020 at 12:33 PM
Employer representatives are objecting to differences between California OSHA’s requirements for companies to record and report COVID-19 cases among employees and federal OSHA requirements, and urging the state to align its rules more closely with OSHA -- but California appears to be broadly rejecting the request. Critics of the state’s approach have pressed Cal/OSHA officials to clarify and change a “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) guidance on the department’s website, among other changes. But state officials instead are redoubling efforts to...

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