25 Sep California Authorizes Stop-Work Orders and Requires Worker Exposure Notices for COVID-19
On Sept. 17, 2020, California enacted a new law (AB 685) that authorizes the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (the Division) to issue stop-work orders for facilities or operations that pose an imminent COVID-19 hazard to workers.
The new law also requires employers to:
- Notify workers when they have potentially been exposed to the coronavirus in the workplace; and
- Notify local public health agencies when a worksite has a COVID-19 outbreak.