As California gradually emerges from quarantine, businesses are beginning to reopen. This means employers must take action to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and provide a safe workplace for their employees. Governor Newsom released statewide guidance for employers to follow in order to reopen their businesses, including a playbook for all industries, and additional resources for some business sectors. Review the Resilience Roadmap for help with reopening your workplace safely.
Follow these guidelines to comply with reopening protocols
Step 1: Perform a detailed risk assessment of your workplace and implement a site-specific protection plan.
Step 2: Provide employee training on the COVID-19 safety protocols for your business.
- General Guidance on COVID-19 Protection in the Workplace – Safety Meeting Topic
- N95 Respirators, Surgical Masks, and Homemade Face Masks/Coverings
- PPE Protection Against COVID-19
- Additional COVID-19 Resources
Step 3: Set cleaning and disinfecting protocols and physical distancing guidelines.
Every California employer should have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) that contains a site-specific protection plan for preventing the spread of COVID-19. If you don’t have an IIPP or site-specific plan, you can use the State Fund IIPP Builder and State Fund Model Site-Specific Plan to create them.