Last Thursday, BizFed testified at the monthly board meeting of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, also known as Cal/OSHA.
In September, the board unanimously voted to move forward with creating COVID-19 emergency safety standards for businesses across the state. They plan on voting on these new regulations at their November 19 board meeting. Read the decision here.
BizFed’s Executive Committee voted to oppose the process and the concept of Cal/OSHA’s new potential regulations. Businesses must already abide by a myriad of standards at the state and local level that are constantly being updated. Further, the details of the new regulations will not be released until a couple of weeks prior to Cal/OSHA’s November board meeting, making it impossible to implement stakeholder input.
BizFed is scheduling meetings with several of the Cal/OSHA board members and plans to testify at the November 19 board meeting. BizFed also signed onto this coalition letter submitted by the California Chamber of Commerce.
It is important businesses remain engaged with Cal/OSHA in order to prevent unnecessary liabilities from occurring during this already difficult time. If you are interested in learning more about the regulations, joining the meetings with the Cal/OSHA board members or signing onto the coalition letter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you find this information helpful and look forward to tackling this issue with you.
In your corner,
Founding CEO, BizFed