Environmental, Health, & Safety Department

Environmental, Health, & Safety News

Reporting Injuries to Cal/OSHA

April 25, 2022

Cal/OSHA continues to issue a substantial number of citations at California K-12 public schools, including schools in Sonoma County, for failing to report “serious” injuries, illnesses, and fatalities immediately.  “Immediately” means reporting the incident to the American Canyon Cal/OSHA District Office as soon as possible but not longer than 8-hours after the employer knows or…

Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools – 2022 to 2023 School Year

August 16, 2022

This guidance is intended to support safe, in-person learning in K-12 schools and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Disease management strategies in K–12 schools are guided by the principle that safe, in-person learning is critical to student well-being and development. Read the full public health guidance document at the CDPH website

Cal/OSHA: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness During Periods of Excessive Heat

June 8, 2022

Download the complete Cal/OSHA News Release (PDF) Sacramento—Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect outdoor workers fromheat illness as excessive heat watches have been issued throughout California. Thetemperature is forecast to exceed 100 degrees in many parts of the state this week.The following locations can expect temperatures near or over 100 degrees on Friday:Napa, Redding,…

COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

May 24, 2022

The COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) was revised on April 21, 2022, and became effective on May 6, 2022.  The changes to the standard include modifications to definitions, changes to testing protocols, cleaning and disinfecting, close contact, and return-to-work protocols.  Cal/OSHA has issued an updated version of their Covid-19 Prevention Program (CPP) template (docx) that…