Cal/OSHA Extends COVID-19 Workplace Rules for Two Years

January 12, 2023 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by James W. Ward, J.D.; Employment Law Subject Matter Expert/Legal Writer and Editor, CalChamber

In the fall of 2020, as businesses were struggling to follow the latest COVID-19-related agency guidance, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted a comprehensive package of COVID-19 rules designed to create a uniform standard for COVID-19 prevention and mitigation in the workplace — the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). After more than two years and several revisions and extensions, the ETS was set to expire on December 31, 2022.

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