As described here, on November 19, 2020, Cal/OSHA voted to implement sweeping new temporary emergency COVID-19 regulations. These emergency regulations are now in effect as they were approved by the Office of Administrative Law. Cal/OSHA has now provided additional guidance for employers, including the following:

The Frequently Asked Questions page answers more than 30 questions in categories such as:

  • Scope of Coverage
  • Effective Date
  • COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)
  • Communication with Employees
  • Identifying, Evaluating and Correcting COVID-19 Hazards
  • Physical Distancing
  • Face Coverings and Other Controls
  • Training
  • Addressing COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting, and
  • Additional Resources.

Cal/OSHA also has updated its materials on its Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources page. This page includes webinars on COVID-19 as well as training courses for employers and workers.

Employers should contact counsel to fully understand these new regulations and the implications on their businesses.