The temperature is forecasted to exceed 100 degrees throughout California this week, and we urge all employers to take extra steps to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. This includes providing outdoor workers fresh water, access to shade and cool-down rest breaks in addition to regular breaks.

Cal/OSHA asks that employers with outdoor workers take the following steps to prevent heat illness:

The start of the pandemic lockdown saw employers facing a whirlwind of activity as they scrambled to create remote work rules, initiate masking and social distancing mandates and adapt to rapid fire legislative changes. As employers across the state begin contemplating “back to work” protocols it looks like another flurry of activity is on the horizon. We have outlined below several important milestones that California employers must be aware of as we head into Summer 2021.

With a growing number of employees passing the fully vaccinated threshold, government regulators are actively reevaluating current health and safety standards. In keeping with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recently updated health and safety restrictions, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has eased quarantine restrictions for fully vaccinated asymptomatic employees in non-healthcare workplaces. Following CDPH’s lead, Cal/OSHA will no longer require that fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals be excluded from the workplace.

Manage your workforce COVID-19 testing and vaccination needs with Western Growers COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Resource Center.

This web page will serve as the hub of information for updates, resources and key links to assist our members with questions related to COVID-19 testing and the vaccine rollout. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is currently working with state and county health department officials to determine vaccine priorities and administration processes.

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