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We knew they were coming!
The new CalOSHA regulations to protect California workers from getting COVID-19 in the workplace have arrived. The timing coincides with rapidly increasing case rates and a new round of statewide lockdowns.
On November 19, 2020, the CalOSHA Standards Board adopted emergency temporary standards to protect workers from COVID-19. On November 30th, the rule was approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now in effect.
Up to this point, CalOSHA had been encouraging employers to follow their published guidelines for managing COVID-19 exposure in the workplace. These guidelines didn’t have any teeth to them, resulting in varying levels of conformance among employers. Leaving no real recourse for CalOSHA, when they came upon “bad actors.” With these new regulations, employers are now required to comply. They must add the necessary programs, policies, and procedures for COVID-19 prevention or face enforcement action for non-compliance.
About Antea Group
Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, health and safety, infrastructure, urban planning, and water. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future. With more than 3,200 employees in over 90 offices around the world, we serve clients ranging from global energy companies and manufacturers to national governments and local municipalities. Antea Group is a founding member of Inogen Alliance, a global network of independent consulting companies that are together by choice to collaborate around the world on EHS projects for a consistent client experience. Learn more at https://us.anteagroup.com.
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