Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2020, 9:26 PM

Cal/OSHA Recommends Emergency Virus Rule, State Board to Decide

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter
Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will decide on whether to accept a state worker safety agency’s recommendation to issue a temporary emergency order forcing employers to establish coronavirus protection plans.

Citing resource limitations, a California safety standards board staff evaluation said on Tuesday that new regulations, whether in the form of an emergency or permanent regulation, “are not likely to significantly improve employee outcomes.”

But it’s up to the board to decide on whether to craft a rule.

The latest recommendation comes after Worksafe, a California workers’ advocacy group, and the National Lawyers Guild, petitioned the board on ...

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