Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

By Andrew Sommer and Megan Shaked In July 2022, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent …Cal/OSHA Moves Closer to Issuing Its COVID-19 Non-Emergency Standard

Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Last month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) revealed a proposed Permanent COVID-19 regulation. The draft …Comment Period Set for Cal/OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/…Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/…Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California underwater oil pipeline was likely struck by an anchor several months to a year before a leak …Pipeline anchor strike may have occurred months before spill

California Governor Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

By Fred Walter and Andrew J. Sommer California Governor Newsom has just signed Senate Bill 606 authored by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), …California Governor Signs Bill Vastly Expanding Cal/OSHA’s Enforcement Authority

Annual Cal/OSHA Update: Legislation, Regulation, Guidance, Executive Orders and More! Oh My!

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. PT / 4:00 P.M. ET, join Andrew J. Sommer, Fred Walter and Megan Shaked for a webinar regarding Annual Cal/…Annual Cal/OSHA Update: Legislation, Regulation, Guidance, Executive Orders and More! Oh My!

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges

By Andrew Sommer, Eric Conn, and Beeta Lashkari On February 25, 2021, Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman officially ruled on two requests for …Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Survives Two Legal Challenges

What Employers Need to Know about the Pay and Benefits Continuation Elements of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule

By Mark Trapp, Andrew Sommer, and Beeta Lashkari On November 30, 2020, Cal/OSHA issued its final COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), with …What Employers Need to Know about the Pay and Benefits Continuation Elements of Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule

Cal/OSHA’S New Budget Raises Questions About The Future of Enforcement

By Fred Walter Governor Newsom has announced his proposed budget for 2020-2021 and it has some good news and some bad for Cal/OSHA. Under the …Cal/OSHA’S New Budget Raises Questions About The Future of Enforcement

Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

On Tuesday, January 26th at 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET, plan to join Andrew J. Sommer, Fred Walter and Megan S. Shaked for a webinar regarding Cal/…Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Cal/OSHA Issues a Second Batch of FAQs Clarifying Its New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

By Eric J. Conn, Andrew J. Sommer, and Beeta B. Lashkari On November 30, 2020, Cal/OSHA issued its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard and it …Cal/OSHA Issues a Second Batch of FAQs Clarifying Its New COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard