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Environmental, Health, & Safety News

New Recovery Support Web Page By Readiness & Emergency Management For Schools (REMS)

September 9, 2022

After an emergency event has occurred, school communities aim to return to a sense of “normalcy” and restore a safe and supportive learning environment. This is referred to as “recovery,”…

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,…

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…

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…