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RECENT NEWS:

CPSA 2020 Summer Recess Report

LaborAB 1035 (Ramos) COVID-19 emergency: small businesses: immunity from civil liability. Summary: This bill would exempt a small business with 25 or fewer employees from liability for an injury or illness to a person due to coronavirus (COVID-19) based on a claim...

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CA COVID-19 Worker’s Comp Presumption to Expire

In March of this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order (EO) instituting a rebuttable presumption that any worker, not working at home at the direction of their employer, who contracted COVID-19, was presumed for purposes of workers’...

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Decarbonization: What It Means to You and Your Clients

California elected officials, both state and local, are on a crusade to rid California of its dependence on fossil fuels in the name of clean air and reducing greenhouse gases. All Californians want clean air and water; however, the implementation of this effort is...

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Contractor Bills Gain Approval

With the California State Legislature back in session, there are several bills regarding various issues of interest to the swimming pool and spa industry that are moving through the legislative process. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, legislators have been asked to...

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Cal OSHA Issues Guidance to Employers Regarding COVID-19 Cases

On May 27, 2020, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Division”), also known as Cal/OSHA, issued the following guidance for employers regarding recording and reporting requirements pertaining to COVID-19 cases:Recording Requirements Q1: Do...

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CPSA Board of Directors Approve Affiliation with PHTA

(Alexandria, Va.) – In an effort to build upon the value it provides the industry and ensure its sustainability, the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) Board of Directors voted to affiliate with the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). “Together, CPSA and PHTA...

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CAL/OSHA Mandates Injury Protection Plan Update

At the end of last week, Cal/OSHA issued a notice greatly expanding its IIPP guidance pertaining to the hazard of COVID-19 in the workplace.  Employers who have not reviewed and updated their IIPPs to address COVID-19 should do so now.Until now, Cal/OSHA’s only...

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Protect your Business from Worker’s Comp Claims

With Governor Gavin Newsom signing an Executive Order last week making a COVID-19 illness a rebuttable presumption as a workers’ compensation injury, CPSA would like to assist the industry in California by providing recommendations based on insurance company protocols...

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