[Research] Cal/OSHA COVID citations

Charles -Jr E Greer charles.greer at ucr.edu
Wed Sep 16 13:43:57 PDT 2020

Please disseminate in your department.

Good afternoon, all.

For what it's worth, Cal/OSHA has begun to issue citations (all serious) to employers for COVID-related violations.  I assume that all UC locations are on top of these issues, but just so you all are aware of Cal/OSHA's current focus, Cal/OSHA cited employers for the following:

  *   Failure to evaluate the hazards of individuals entering the workplace and failure to implement screening procedures
  *   Failure to provide sufficient shade (for outdoor work) to enable workers to physically distance from each other
  *   Failure to ensure at least six-foot distance between employees even though face coverings were provided
  *   Failure to install physical barriers in a checkout line
  *   Failure (in a healthcare setting) to ensure that employees wore respirators around COVID-19 patients
  *   Failure to use appropriate and feasible engineering controls to prevent exposure
  *   Ineffective training on COVID-19 prevention

Feel free to access the Cal/OSHA Reporter article at UCOP's Sharepoint site:  CorVol47No34<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sp.ucop.edu_sites_risk_ehs_systemwidewg_Share-2520Documents_Cal-2520OSHA-2520Reporter_2020-2520Editions_CorVol47No34.pdf&d=DwMFAg&c=LsLxleeqPm1pgCNn-PN_bQ&r=KmqFPz82cwV6YlOyy2IFwsU8FwPflBXV0ZggzybM92k&m=5TPth51wntAQCSRqy6RX0OUwGWjpoSs7ggli8BRXfCc&s=5cxKJyCFXpIopku5EHYryjAE8HajCUSKnqRTzO2CwKY&e=>


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