Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA); three agencies, one mission: improving and protecting the health and safety of workers across all industries. Each of these three agencies (collectively, “OSHA”) sets health and safety standards, provides outreach, education, permitting, licensing, and certification.

When faced with an unannounced OSHA workplace inspection, employers may – without risk of penalty:

Cal/OSHA is now urging all workers to wear face coverings indoors regardless of their vaccination status. The guidance comes in response to an uptick in state COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Cal/OSHA is aligning its guidance with California's Department of Public Health, which updated its masking guidance last month in light of rising cases and plateauing vaccination rates.

According to Bloomberg Law, the U.S. Department of Labor has asked the White House to review a proposed rule that would revise the methodology by which it determines the Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs) paid to H-2A farmworkers.

Last December, a judge blocked the Trump Administration’s attempt to revise the AEWR methodology, agreeing with organized labor groups’ claims that the revised methodology would lower wages for H-2A and domestic agriculture workers.

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