California adopts stricter workplace pandemic safety rules

california adopts stricter workplace pandemic safety rules

Sumary of California adopts stricter workplace pandemic safety rules:

  • The state Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board heard testimony on an emergency temporary standard that requires businesses to educate employees on ways to prevent infection, provide free personal protective equipment and offer free COVID-19 testing to all employees if three or more employees are infected with the coronavirus within a 14-day period, among other measures..
  • “Prior to this there was guidance that employers should be following but this standard provides a more streamlined message of the safety measures they are required to take,”.
  • Mike Hall, who spoke on behalf of the Pacific Maritime Association, a San Francisco-based group representing the Pacific coast shipping industry, said shipping companies are spending more than $1 million a week on sanitation and cleaning and have had few COVID-19 infections….

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