The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is preparing revisions to its temporary emergency standards for COVID-19 occupational safety in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest guidance enabling vaccinated individuals to abstain from masks indoors, according to a cal. / OSHA memo issued on Wednesday.
In the memo, the Cal / OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board called for a postponement of its own vote on updating employers' mask guidelines – which would have put employers in line with the CDC and the state announcement that the mask mandate would be revoked on June 15 – and give the time to "present a new proposal at a future meeting."
Cal / OSHA said in the note that it will "limit any changes to take into account the latest guidance, to allow for a targeted date of entry into force on 1
The new draft language is expected to be released on 28 May and a public hearing is scheduled for June 3, according to an e-mail from Cal / OSHA.
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