Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

Policy PriorityEnhance the Safety of Shared Spaces; Advance workplace safety standards that are responsive to the danger presented by COVID-19.

Objective: Support the adoption of the Proposed COVID-19 Safety Orders.

Hearing Date: public hearing was held on September 15, 2022 at 10am PT.

Written Comment Deadline: Sept. 15, 2022 at 5pm PT.

Get Involved: California residents and national organizations can submit a written comment to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. California residents and national organizations can also speak at the public hearing. Refer to our position letter, below, for sample language. More information can be found here.

Pandemic Patients Submits Letter of Support for California’s Proposed Workplace Safety Standards

On July 29, 2022, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Cal/OSHA) proposed to implement new workplace safety standards for large employers operating in the state. Referred to as General Industry Safety Orders, the proposed standards would require employers to play a more active role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

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