Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Follow the State’s Guidance on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

Existing regulations require employers to identify hazards in the workplace and implement effective control measures to protect employees. These include recognized health hazards such as COVID-19.

Employers in businesses that interact with the public must follow public health orders to ensure a safe workspace for all. In accordance with the latest public health order, workers and customers should use face coverings at all times.

If employers are moving worksites outdoors, they must also account for observed and predictable hazards associated with outdoor environments. Examples of these include heat illness, moving vehicles, and the need for proper illumination for those working at night.

Complaints about workplace safety and health hazards can be filed confidentially with Cal/OSHA district offices. Employees with work-related questions or complaints may contact DIR’s Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734).