As California gradually emerges from quarantine, businesses are beginning to reopen. Employers must reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and provide a safe workplace for employees. Governor Newsom has released statewide guidance for employers to follow in order to reopen their businesses. Review the Resilience Roadmap for help with reopening your workplace safely.
For help determining whether you should re-open, a re-opening checklist, and other information take a look at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Resuming Business Tool Kit and California’s Resilience Roadmap.
Follow these guidelines to comply with reopening protocols
Step 1: Perform a detailed risk assessment of your workplace and implement a site-specific protection plan.
Step 2: Provide employee training on the COVID-19 safety protocols for your business.
- General Guidance on COVID-19 Protection in the Workplace – Safety Meeting Topic
- N95 Respirators, Surgical Masks, and Homemade Face Masks/Coverings
- PPE Protection Against COVID-19
- Additional COVID-19 Resources
Step 3: Set cleaning and disinfecting protocols and physical distancing guidelines.
Every California employer should have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) that contains a site-specific protection plan for preventing the spread of COVID-19. If you don’t have an IIPP or site-specific plan, you can use the State Fund IIPP Builder and State Fund Model Site-Specific Plan to create them.
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The above evaluations and/or recommendations are for general guidance only and should not be relied upon for medical advice or legal compliance purposes. They are based solely on the information provided to us and relate only to those conditions specifically discussed. We do not make any warranty, expressed or implied, that your workplace is safe or healthful or that it complies with all laws, regulations or standards.
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