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March 4, 2024

Split Cal/OSHA Board Recommends Disease Rule Include ‘Exclusion Pay’

January 20, 2023 at 5:39 PM
California OSHA’s (Cal/OSHA) standards board has narrowly voted to recommend that agency staff add “exclusion pay” requirements to a forthcoming long-term infectious disease standard for general industry, renewing debate over the mandate after officials dropped it from new COVID-19 safety standards. However, employer groups are already pushing back on the board’s efforts, arguing that any formal recommendation is premature since Cal/OSHA has yet to unveil even a draft version of the rule. “We know from an occupational health perspective ...

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