Cal/OSHA Approves Third COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

By Karen F. Tynan © Ogletree Deakins April 28, 2022
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​The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently approved the third readoption of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) to take effect on May 7. This ETS will be in effect until Dec. 31, as the final update to the ETS.

The changes mark the continued evolution of the regulations, with modifications and adjustments to definitions, testing protocols, disinfection and sanitizing, close-contact rules, return-to-work procedures and outbreak policies.

The updated California COVID-19 Prevention Program Template Package provides California employers with updated and compliant templates that reflect these changes and can remain effective through the end of 2022. The template package includes an updated COVID-19 Prevention Plan in Word format for easy customization, templates for handling outbreaks and return to work, and a training checklist.

Karen F. Tynan is an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Sacramento, Calif. © 2022 Ogletree Deakins. All rights reserved. Reposted with permission.  

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