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Cal/OSHA Floats Easing COVID Mask, Distancing Mandates After Outcry

June 14, 2021 at 3:50 PM
California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) standards board has scrapped its contentious revision to the state’s COVID-19 standards that drew fire from employers and others for what critics said were overly strict masking and distancing requirements, and is proposing a more lenient update that it could adopt as soon as June 17. The standards board held a special meeting on June 9 to withdraw its revised COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) -- which many viewed as much more stringent and at odds with...

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