Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards For Employers: What Your Employees Need To Know
With the targeted statewide re-opening nearing June 15th and the widespread vaccine availability, Cal/OSHA guidance must be followed in the workplace. Despite any guidance around relaxed standards for vaccinated individuals by the CDC, CDPH, or local health departments, Cal/OSHA is still the voice that matters for employers’ policies and procedures in the workplace. Specifically, employers must continue to follow the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards.
The COVID-19 Prevention Plan is still required of every Company and is still applicable to every employee of the workplace, regardless of vaccination status. This includes the use of face-coverings, social distancing, and employees being excluded from the workplace due to a COVID-19 infection or being in close contact with a COVID-19 infected person; all of the standards remain intact for all employees.
As has been continually demonstrated throughout the pandemic, changes come often. It is certain that we will see some additional updates and clarity from Cal/OSHA.
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