July 15, 2021

Cal/OSHA Updates Model Template for COVID-19 Prevention Plan

The revised Cal/OSHA model written COVID prevention plan replaces the original iteration and mirrors the requirements of the amended COVID-19 emergency temporary standards.

Cal/OSHA states that the template plan is merely a suggestion and circumstances may warrant additional information to address the employer’s specific conditions. While employers are free to use their own prevention plan, it is recommended that the model template be used which is sure to cover all of the required elements including authority, identification and evaluation of COVID-19 hazards, employee preparation, employee screening, correction and control of COVID-19 hazards, masks, engineering controls, cleaning and disinfecting, investigation, communication, training, and recordkeeping.

Also included are four appendices addressing COVID-19 outbreaks and addressing employer-provided housing and transportation.

Click here to find the model template.