By James L. Curtis, Ilana Morady, Adam R. YoungPatrick D. JoyceElizabeth M. Levy, Coby Turner, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Cal/OSHA will hold a stakeholder meeting on the California OSHA COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), which became effective November 30, 2020 and includes new documentation, COVID-19 testing, earnings continuation, and reporting obligations affecting most companies.

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is convening a stakeholder meeting on December 18, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, which became effective on November 30, 2020.

According to the notice, the purpose of the meeting is to explain key provisions of the regulations and to establish a focused agenda for a future Advisory Committee meeting to consider amendments to the regulations. Cal/OSHA and stakeholders will discuss specific provisions of the regulations. Participants may propose specific clarifications or improvements to the regulations. The meeting will not include discussion of general COVID-19 and regulatory issues.

This is an open, working meeting to assist Cal/OSHA in preparing for an Advisory Committee meeting. Attendees are encouraged to review the most updated ETS Frequently Asked Questions prior to the meeting.

To participate in the meeting, Join via Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 964 9344 6100, and Passcode: 033178.

For more information on this or any related topic, please contact the authors, your Seyfarth attorney, or any member of the Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA/MSHA) Team.