May 26, 2020

Cal/OSHA Provides New Guidance on COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Agriculture

Cal/OSHA has provided new guidance, including a video and checklists, on COVID-19 infection prevention in the agriculture industry. The video and checklists are intended to help agricultural employers implement their plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

This guidance does not introduce any new legal obligations, but because COVID-19 is widespread in the community, employers operating agricultural worksites in California must consider the disease a workplace hazard and employers must take steps to update their safety procedures to include preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Cal/OSHA recommends employers review this guidance along with their existing procedures to ensure that their plans are effectively protecting workers.

Employers with questions can call (800) 963-9424 for assistance from Cal/OSHA Consultation Services. Employees with work-related questions or complaints may contact DIR’s Call Center in English or Spanish at 844-LABOR-DIR (844-522-6734).


Click here to visit Cal/OSHA’s homepage for coronavirus-related information.