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Cal-OSHA Issues Revised Covid-19 Emergency Temporary Standards!

Just in time for the Holidays, Cal-OSHA has given employers the “gift” of updating the Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) that will be effective starting on January 14, 2022.

Cal-OSHA has adopted revisions to the ETS to include the latest recommendations from the California Department of Public Health. The changes to the ETS include the following:

  • Changes to the process of investigating and responding to Covid-19 cases in the workplace;
  • Updated definition of a compliant face covering;
  • Revisions to the testing and exclusion from workplace requirements if a workplace exposure occurs;
  • Updated return to work criteria;
  • And many other notable changes!

What does this mean for your business?  With the uptick in the Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, it is vital to have a proper written plan in place for your business that is clearly set forth to your employees.  It’s time to update your Covid-19 Prevention Plans and Protocols once again to ensure alignment with the new guidelines covering Covid-19 in the workplace. To learn more about Cal-OSHA’s updated ETS and how this impacts your business and workforce, contact your local Employment Attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt.

The material in this article, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the post. It should not be considered, nor is it intended to constitute, legal advice or promise similar outcomes. For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500. (photo credit: depositphotos.com).


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