- identify and evaluate COVID-19 hazards, communicate those hazards to employees and describe how employees can respond to those hazards, provide effective procedures to investigate and respond to COVID-19 cases in the workplace such as testing, training and instruction, and correcting existing hazards to COVID-19.
- Give notice of any potential COVID-19 exposures to employees and independent contractors who might had exposure within one business day that does not reveal personal identifying information.
- require employees to maintain physical distance and encourage remote and telework where possible, wear face coverings indoors and if working less than 6 feet apart outdoors except in certain circumstances such as if an employee has a medical condition that prevents them from safely wearing a face covering, and implement other engineering and administrative controls that can reduce exposure to COVID-19.
- Exclude cases of COVID-19 from the workplace as well as employees who have known exposure to COVID-19 cases for 14 days after exposure
- Include and enforce return to work criteria that follows the benchmarks established in the regulations.
- Report information about COVID-19 cases at the workplace to the local health department whenever required by law.
Sources:8 CCR 3205, General Industry Safety Orders, COVID-19 Prevention, November 30, 2020.
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