Prepare a Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Program Checklist
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
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In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) approved emergency temporary regulations aimed at protecting employees and workplaces from the virus. These regulations apply to most California employers and are in effect until October 2, 2021.
Under the regulations, employers are required to develop and implement a written COVID-19 Prevention Program that addresses 11 criteria, including those relating to the investigation and correction of unsafe or unhealthy conditions, face coverings and employees' return to work. The program may either be a stand-alone document or be integrated into an existing Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).
Although employers do not have to complete the following steps in sequential order to properly complete the checklist, certain steps should be done in order.