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HR Hot Topic – Cal/OSHA Encourages Employers and Workers to Follow Updated CDPH Guidance Recommending Face Coverings Indoors

September 1, 2021 | Written by Admin

-Via The Department of Industrial Relations-

In addition to the requirements of the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) and as a best practice, Cal/OSHA encourages employers and workers to follow the recent update from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommending that all individuals wear face coverings while indoors regardless of vaccination status.

CDPH recently updated its Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings to include that recommendation due to the recent increase of COVID-19 infections in the workplace. For more specifics on the recent updates from CDPH, please refer to their fact sheet When Do You Need Your Mask in California? 

Employers should ensure that any employee who requests a face covering at work is provided one, as required by the ETS.

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View original article here: https://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2021/2021-86.html