COVID Prevention (CPP) FOR OHLONE COLLEGE
This CPP is designed to control exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may occur in our workplace.
On Sept. 17, 2020 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 685 imposing exhaustive notice requirements on employers in the event of a COVID-19 exposure in their workplace. The law also enhances reporting requirements to local health authorities, and expands Cal/OSHA’s ability to issue serious violation citations. The employee notice provisions and expansion of Cal/OSHA's ability to issue citations become effective Jan. 1, 2021. The employer's requirement to notify local health departments of a coronavirus outbreak is effective now. Read the bill here.
The purpose of the new law is to better track and trace workplace exposure, use the reported information to better address health-care disparities in the Latino, Black and Asian Pacific Islander communities, clarify employers’ reporting requirements and better track and trace positive COVID-19 diagnoses.
The requirements imposed by AB 685 are applicable to employers regardless of whether the COVID-19 case was contracted in the workplace. They are in addition to Cal/OSHA and OSHA recording and reporting requirements of COVID-19 cases contracted in the workplace, which we have explained below. Moreover, this new law applies to nearly all public and private employers –– even those not required to maintain a Cal/OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) must provide the required notices.
Ohlone has adopted a COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP), as Ohlone is required to establish and implement an effective written COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) pursuant to an Emergency Temporary Standard in place for COVID-19 (California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, section 3205(c)). Ohlone is using Cal/OSHA’s model program and has tailored to Ohlone’s specific workplace.
The Return To Campus Chairs overseeing the implementation and execution of the COVID Prevention Plan (CPP) have carefully reviewed the following:
- All of the elements that may be required in the following CCR, Title 8 sections:
- 3205, COVID-19 Prevention
- 3205.1, Multiple COVID-19 Infection and COVID-19 Outbreaks
- 3205.2, Major COVID-19 Outbreaks
- 3205.3, Prevention in Employer-Provided Housing (not applicable to Ohlone)
- 3205.4, COVID-19 Prevention in Employer-Provided Transportation to and from Work (not applicable to Ohlone)
Note: Additional guidance materials are available at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/coronavirus/
The RTC Chairs have developed the CPP in compliance with CalOSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.
The CPP is available at the workplace to employees, authorized employee representative and to representatives from Cal/OSHA immediately upon request.
All managers have access to and are able to provide copies when requested.
To read more about CPP, please click on the links below to view or download the full document or different sections of the document.
AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
SECTION 1: SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING
SECTION 2: IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION OF COVID-19 HAZARDS
SECTION 3: INVESTIGATING AND RESPONDING TO COVID-19 CASES
SECTION 4: CORRECTION OF COVID-19 HAZARDS
SECTION 5: TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION
SECTION 6: PHYSICAL DISTANCING
SECTION 7: FACE COVERINGS
SECTION 8: OTHER ENGINEERING CONTROLS, ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
SECTION 9: REPORTING, RECORDKEEPING AND ACCESS
SECTION 10: EXCLUSION OF COVID-19 CASES
SECTION 11: RETURN TO WORK CRITERIA
SECTION 12: INFORMATION ABOUT ACCESS TO COVID-19 TESTING
SECTION 13: MULTIPLE COVID-19 INFECTIONS AND OUTBREAKS
SECTION 14: MAJOR COVID-19 OUTBREAKS
SECTION 15: LINKAGE OF THIS CPP TO OHLONE’S PLANS
APPENDIX A: IDENTIFICATION OF COVID-19 HAZARDS
APPENDIX B: COVID-19 INSPECTIONS
APPENDIX C: INVESTIGATING COVID-19 CASES
APPENDIX D: COVID-19 TRAINING ROASTER
APPENDIX E: COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK TEAM MEMBERS
FREQUENCY ASKED QUESTIONS