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Cal/OSHA issues emergency standard for COVID-19 employee protection

Categories: Health & safety, Workplace & HR

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) recently issued an emergency standard addressing worker protections against workplace exposures to COVID-19. Effective November 30, 2020, the standard requires employers to establish and implement a comprehensive program. The university is adhering to the emergency standard, which includes specific requirements in the following areas:

  • Identification, evaluation, correction and control of COVID-19 hazards
  • Investigation and response to COVID-19 cases
  • Communication and training
  • Excluding COVID-19 cases from the workplace
  • Reporting, record keeping and access
  • Return-to-work criteria

A summary of the university’s Cal/OSHA emergency standard compliance plan is located here. For additional information, please refer to Cardinal Recovery and Cardinal at Work

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