Cal/OSHA Board Approves New Workplace Restrictions For Vaccinated EmployeesIn a move criticized by business groups and hailed by labor advocates, California's workplace regulators on Thursday extended the state's coronavirus pandemic regulations into next year with revisions that employers said could worsen the state's severe labor shortage.
COVID: Cal/OSHA Urges Masking At All Indoor Work Settings Regardless Of Vaccination Status Amid Delta VariantThe California Division of Occupational Safety and Health encouraged employers and workers Wednesday to follow the state's public health recommendation to wear a mask when indoors regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
California Reopens: Cal/OSHA Set To Loosen Worksite Pandemic Rules For Fully VaccinatedCalifornia regulators on Thursday are set to approve revised worksite pandemic rules that allow fully vaccinated employees the same freedoms as when they are off the job.
Gov. Newsom Signs Order to Lift COVID Rules, Pledges Consistent Workplace Mask RulesGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday afternoon signed an executive order that will lift most of California's coronavirus rules as of Tuesday, June 15.
COVID Reopening: Cal/OSHA Withdraws Controversial Work Mask RulesCalifornia’s workplace regulators have reversed themselves for the second time in a week.
Dr. Ghaly: State to Follow CDC Masking Guidelines June 15; No Masks Required for VaccinatedCalifornia public health officials on Wednesday announced that the state would follow CDC masking guidelines when the California fully reopens on June 15 with vaccinated residents being allowed to go without masks in most circumstances.
COVID: Cal/OSHA Calls Special Meeting To Reconsider Employee Mask RulesCalifornia’s workplace regulators are set to again reconsider controversial masking rules designed to protect employees against the coronavirus.
COVID: Questions Surround New Cal/OSHA Rules Regarding Masks in WorkplaceIn a marathon, hours-long session that ended Thursday night, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) rejected and then approved its new mask rules, sparking pushback and public confusion.
UPDATE: Cal/OSHA Says Most Vaccinated Workers Must Keep Masks OnConflicted California workplace regulators approved controversial rules that allow workers to go maskless only if every employee in a room is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Central Valley Foster Farms Chicken Plant Cited Over Deadly COVID OutbreakCalifornia has cited and fined a Foster Farms chicken processing plant that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak last year, saying the company failed to protect its workers.
COVID Reopening: Cal/OSHA Delays Debate On Lifting Virus Rules For WorkersCalifornia workforce regulators will aim for a mid-June easing of workplace masking and social distancing requirements to conform with a broader state order, asking to delay a debate Thursday on how quickly they should drop coronavirus safety rules.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Fined $155K Over COVID Safety ViolationsThe California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) handed a $155,250 fine to Sutter Health's Alta Bates Summit Medical Center for several coronavirus-related workplace safety issues, including the death last summer of a registered nurse.
COVID: San Francisco Public Works Employees File Cal/OSHA Complaint Over Outbreak ConcernsLabor union officials representing San Francisco Department of Public Works employees said on Wednesday they're calling on the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health to investigate what they say are hazardous working conditions.
Cal/OSHA Cites Santa Rosa Police, Bay Area Hospitals, Care Facilities Over COVID ViolationsCal/OSHA has cited the Santa Rosa Police Department, along with several Bay Area hospitals and skilled nursing facilities for failing to protect employees from COVID-19, the agency announced Wednesday.
Cal/OSHA Order Sets New Virus Protections Following Oakland McDonald's Worker's TestimonyThursday saw some big wins for employees in California as the state made key rulings to step up safety precautions against COVID-19 in the workplace.