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HR Compliance Bulletin header

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.
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California employers can use these sample plans and policies to establish guidance regarding heat illness prevention. [caption id="attachment_61761" align="alignleft" width="243"] Download "Heat Illness Prevention – California Policy"[/caption] [caption id="attachment_61763" align="alignleft" width="243"] Download "Heat Illness Prevention Plan - California"[/caption]  ...

According to California OSHA standards, employers are required to address and protect workers from heat illness through a variety of precautions and preventive measures. Employers can review the contents of this guide to educate themselves on heat illnesses and establish safety measures of their own. [caption id="attachment_61679"...

News Brief headerOn June 18, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an order requiring Californians to wear face coverings while in various public or high-risk settings—including when shopping, taking public transit or seeking medical care.

The order comes following growing concerns from public health officials that recent spikes in COVID-19 cases are related to residents not taking the proper precautions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Review the following guidance for further information on when face coverings are required and exemptions to the order.