By Ilana Morady, Brian Gillis, Clara Rademacher, Patrick D. JoyceBradley Doucette, and Adam R. Young

Seyfarth Synopsis: Senate Bill 553, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, requires nearly all employers in the State of California to prepare a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan, train employees on how to identify and avoid workplace violence, and maintain a

Continue Reading DOSH Just Published its Model Workplace Violence Prevention Plans Required For California Employers by July 2024

By Ilana R. Morady, Adam R. Young, and Patrick D. Joyce

Seyfarth Synopsis: After a lengthy delay due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cal/OSHA has published its proposed indoor heat illness prevention standard. After the publication, there is a 45-day comment period, ending at the Standards Board May 18, 2023 meeting. The Standards Board

Continue Reading Cal/OSHA Turns Up The Heat on Employers

By Ilana MoradyPatrick D. JoyceCoby TurnerLiz Watson and Juan Rehl-Garcia 

Seyfarth Synopsis: Two big changes are on the horizon for California employers:
(1) changes to the COVID-19 general exposure notification requirements and (2) a proposed “permanent” Cal/OSHA COVID-19 standard to take effect January 1, 2023-2025.

The fall season signals change between the

Continue Reading Changes Coming to CA COVID-19 Requirements

By Coby TurnerPatrick D. JoyceIlana MoradyAdam R. Young, and Elizabeth M. Levy

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB) was supposed to consider changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on May 20, 2021. But after the CDC published a May 13, 2021 guidance saying that
Continue Reading For Real Now: Cal/OSHA Board Considering Changes to COVID-19 ETS

By Bernard Olshansky, Ilana Morady, Elizabeth M. Levy, and Coby Turner

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved an Emergency Temporary Standard regarding COVID-19, effective November 30, 2020. After holding a stakeholders meeting in December, the Division released its second iteration of frequently asked questions, which included nearly 40 new
Continue Reading Cal/OSHA Finally Updates FAQs For Emergency Temporary COVID-19 Standard

By Robert B. Milligan, Mark A. Lies, II, Adam R. YoungIlana R. Morady, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: A new California State guidance provides direction for dine-in restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries to provide a healthy and clean environment for workers and customers. 

The State COVID-19 industry guidance site
Continue Reading Cal/OSHA and Health Department Publish COVID-19 Guidance for Dine-in Restaurants

By Benjamin D. BriggsBrent I. ClarkIlana R. Morady, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Cal/OSH Standards Board has adopted provisions that require employers to provide a copies of their IIPPs upon employee requests. 

If you’re a loyal reader of our blog, you’ve already seen our Reminder To All Employers With Establishments in California:
Continue Reading Changes to Cal/OSHA IIPP Standard Entitle Employees to Copy of Injury and Illness Prevention Program

By Joshua M. Henderson, Ilana R. Morady, Adam R. Young, Matthew A. Sloan, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The Cal/OSH Standards Board will vote this week on a proposed standard requiring employers to provide their employees and employee representatives access to the company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

On January 16, 2020, the California
Continue Reading This Week – Cal/OSH Board to Vote on New Regulation to Allow Employees to Request Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program

By Joshua M. Henderson and Ilana R. Morady

Seyfarth Synopsis:  One of the unique elements of Cal/OSHA is a requirement that ALL employers have a written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). 8 CCR 3203.

Despite the IIPP requirement being “on the books” since 1991, many employers in California still do not have an IIPP. In fact Cal/OSHA
Continue Reading Reminder To All Employers With Establishments in California: You Are Required To Have An Injury and Illness Prevention Program — No Ifs Ands Or Buts

By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000060649768MediumFederal OSHA has recently revised and re-published its “General Industry Digest” (Digest). OSHA 2201-08R 2015.

The Digest gives an overview of OSHA’s general industry standards to aid employers, supervisors, workers, and safety and health professionals in achieving compliance.

The Digest provides summaries of the “standards
Continue Reading OSHA Updates “General Industry Digest”