List of comprehensive state mandates regarding worker safety and COVID-19
Cal/OSHA adopted a new emergency standard for COVID prevention on November 19, 2020.
Aerosol Transmissible Diseases – the Cal/OSHA aerosol transmission standard that covers healthcare and first-response employees.
Work-led Health Councils – L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal to facilitate worker-led health councils to monitor business compliance with public health orders mitigating the spread of COVID-19 at work.
COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards – Fact Sheets, Model Written Program and Other Resources
COVID-19 Executive Order Number 30 – initially issued April 30
COVID-19 Executive Order Number 30 – update issued May 29
From the reopening checklists now being published: “Any employee who has had close contact with co-worker or any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after the last/most recent contact with the infectious individual and should seek a COVID-19 test at a state or local government testing center, healthcare center or other testing locations. All other employees should be on alert for symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath and taking temperature if symptoms develop.”
This comes on top of an earlier executive order issued on April 8, 2020 requiring essential retail businesses and industries to take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, among other things. (The state is also updating industry-specific guidance.)
Division of Safety and Health (DOSH) – On-Site Consultation Program
On November 6, 2020, Oregon OSHA adopted a new COVID-19 emergency temporary rule addressing COVID-19 workplace risks.
Philadelphia ordinance that includes retaliation protections for raising concerns or refusing unsafe work; plus private right of action.
Virginia OSH has just passed the nation’s first Emergency Temporary Standard for workers, which will be effective the week of July 27.
COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers (this is written as enforceable guidance)
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