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RECENT NEWS:

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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New Criteria Effective May 8 as California Begins to Reopen

California’s current Shelter-in-Place state order is coming to an end this week as Governor Gavin Newsom prepares the state for a partial return to work. Additionally, the six Bay Area counties around San Francisco have now agreed to allow construction to resume. This...

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New Executive Order from Governor Newsom

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order (EO) creating a rebuttable presumption thata worker who is working outside the home at the direction of their employer and who contracts COVID-19 incurs a work-related injury for purposes of workers’...

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Proposed Executive Order from Governor Newsom

Our goal is to keep you informed of what new orders may be coming from the Governor. CPSA’s Government Relations Director, John Norwood, has learned Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to issue a new Executive Order that would create a conclusive presumption that all...

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The Pool Building Challenge-19

Despite all the scary stuff associated with a highly contagious virus that has shut down most of the United States, along with a large portion of the world, nobody wants to be on unemployment insurance or furloughed, and no business owner wants to shut down or lose...

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New Social Distancing Protocols for Sacramento County

On April 7, the County of Sacramento released an updated Stay at Home Order. In this updated order, all construction remains as a designated “essential industry,” but an important directive was added.All essential businesses must prepare a “Social Distancing...

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