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California Workers May Have Covid-19 Protection Rule by November

Sept. 17, 2020, 10:15 PM

California workers could be the beneficiaries of a Covid-19 safety rule in November, after a vote by the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.

The six-member board’s unanimous decision Thursday instructs its staff to write an emergency temporary rule and have the regulation back to the board by Nov. 19 for approval.

Worker advocates hope the rule will require employers to create a Covid-19 “action plan” that will identify the workplace’s risks and determine how to control the risks through such measures as improving ventilation, social distancing, and protective gear.

The rule could also set requirements for employers to ...

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