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California Issues Monkeypox Guidance for Employers

September 21, 2022


On Sept. 15, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) published guidance on protecting workers from monkeypox. The guidance applies to workplaces covered by the Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard, which includes healthcare facilities, medical transport, police, and public health services and others.

Of greater impact is the preamble to the guidance, which states that employers not covered under that standard (Section 5199) must protect their employees under their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) required under Title 8 section 3203 and sanitation requirements set forth under section 3362.

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