COVID-19 Violations for Employers

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We all know that we've been going through though times during the COVID-19 pandemic. News rules and regulations are being implemented to ensure employee rights are being protected.

Recently (on Feb. 4, 2021) Cal/OSHA issued Citations to multiple employers for COVID-19 violations.

In a news release Cal/OSHA says:

Oakland—Cal/OSHA has cited multiple employers for not protecting workers from COVID-19 during inspections in various industries throughout the state. Violations were identified in industries including health care, restaurant, retail, fitness centers, correctional institutions and more. Cal/OSHA opened the inspections after learning of COVID-19 fatalities and illnesses, after receiving complaints and during targeted inspections. The full list of employers cited for COVID-19 violations is posted on Cal/OSHA’s website.

The full report can be read here: NEWS RELEASE

California Department of Industrial Relations helps employers with understanding their requirements to protect workers from COVID-19. In doing this, Cal/OSHA has created resources, which includes a written COVID-19 Prevention Program, COVID-19 information page and free webinars. If you're an employer, please take note of the requirements to keep your employees safe.