June 17, 2021
Employers Seek Quick Changes To Cal/OSHA’s Newly Revised COVID ETS
Employers and industry groups hope to fast-track further changes to California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) after the agency’s regulatory body adopted new requirements in “bizarre” fashion on June 4, drawing charges that the new mandates clash with federal guidance and the state’s reopening plan. Cal/OSHA’s seven-member standards board unanimously adopted a revised ETS that relaxes masking and social-distancing requirements when all workers at a site are fully vaccinated, but only after first voting down the amended version...
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