On June 17, 2021, Cal/OSHA’s Standards Board voted to adopt Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (“Revised ETS”), which closely align with updated guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”). Almost immediately thereafter, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-09-21, which allows the Revised ETS to take effect immediately.
Although the Revised ETS brings some great news for employers since many of the burdensome mandates have been modified or eliminated (e.g., physical distancing and disinfecting), there are still many requirements that employers must implement and enforce. Accordingly, it is extremely important for employers to make all necessary changes to ensure their operations remain compliant with the new standards.
For a summary of the key changes set forth in the Revised ETS, Click Here.
The attorney’s at TERPSTRA HENDERSON HATFIELD and Almond Alliance of California recommend you consult with your employment law counsel to ensure the specific circumstances of your operation are in compliance with the current requirements.