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August 18, 2022

Cal/OSHA Will Address Ambiguous ‘Contact’ Definitions In Draft COVID Rule

July 29, 2022 at 4:15 PM
California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) standards board plans to address concerns among board members, employers and others about “ambiguous” definitions in the agency’s draft long-term COVID-19 worker-safety regulation -- primarily what will be considered a “close contact” in “shared indoor airspace” -- even after officials released new guidance on the subject. “While the Cal/OSHA guidance still leaves many questions unanswered, there is some helpful language to assist employers in determining close contacts,” writes Megan Shaked, an attorney with the employer-focused firm Conn...

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