ACTION ALERT

We Need an Emergency Cal/OSHA Standard for COVID

 
California workers and advocates are calling upon Cal/OSHA to develop stronger rules to guard against workplace hazards related to COVID-19. We must do more to protect workers from getting infected at work, from spreading it to their coworkers, and from taking it home to their families. And we need your help!
 
ACTION #1 - Send a Support Letter
Send a letter to state leaders to help them understand the urgency of this issue. Click the button below to download a template letter. Simply customize and send!

 

Background
The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented occupational health and safety crisis in California — and workers need strong health and safety protections to stay safe.
 
While Cal/OSHA and the State of California have published guidance documents that outline employer requirements for protecting workers, guidance can only do so much. A standard would give Cal/OSHA a more powerful tool to enforce the rules and hold employers accountable.
 
That's why Worksafe and the Labor & Employment Committee of the National Lawyers Guild filed a petition with the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (the body that develops workplace safety rules) urging them to develop an Emergency Temporary Standard tailored to the hazards of the COVID-19.
 
Without specific occupational health and safety measures to protect all of us who are returning to work, Californians will get sick and die unnecessarily.

 

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Supporters Include

 

AFSCME Local 3299, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen, California Alliance for Retired Americans, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, California League of United Latin American Citizens, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, California State Legislative Board SMART-Transportation Division, California Work & Family Coalition, Chicano Latino Caucus California Democratic Party, Clean Water Action, Consumer Attorneys of California, CWA District 9, Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 IFPTE, Labor & Employment Committee National Lawyer’s Guild, Los Angeles Worker Center Network, Maintenance Corporation Trust Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council, Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles, SEIU California, SEIU California Nurse Alliance, SEIU United Service Workers West, Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health, UFCW Local 135, United Steel Workers Local 675, Warehouse Worker Resource Center, and Worksafe.