"CalOSHA's New Emergency COVID-19 Safety Rule – What Employers Need to Know," Davis Wright Tremaine Webinar
Employers throughout California are scrambling to understand and comply with Cal/OSHA's sweeping new COVID-19 prevention rule, which was enacted on an emergency basis and went into effect on November 30. The regulation requires businesses with California employees to implement a written COVID-19 prevention plan that addresses a host of specific issues, including requirements regarding screening, testing, and training employees; providing face coverings and PPE; reporting and documenting COVID-19 outbreaks in the workplace; and excluding from the workplace—and sometimes paying—infected or exposed employees.
In upcoming webinar, our attorneys covered what California employers need to know to comply with the new rule, including:
- Understanding the rule's requirements and how they apply to your business
- Developing an effective written COVID-19 prevention plan
- Investigating, responding to, and notifying employees of COVID-19 cases in the workplace
- Employers' obligations to screen employees, ensure proper sanitation and social distancing, and provide face coverings and PPE
- Determining whether an employee who tests positive or is quarantined is entitled to "exclusion pay"
- Steps which must be taken when an outbreak occurs in your workplace
- The risk of Cal/OSHA enforcement and penalties for non-compliance
(On-demand versions are not eligible for CLE credit.)