After four hours of public comment and consideration, the Cal-OSHA Board voted to withdraw the amended ETS approved on June 3. Instead, the Board will publish a third revised set of revisions to the ETS and vote on a new amended ETS at their hearing on June 17.
The main reason for withdrawing the amended ETS is to align the regulations with the guidelines released yesterday by the California Department of Public Health (see link). Employers must follow the current ETS until an amended ETS is passed and takes effect. If the Board votes to approve the amended ETS at their June 17 meeting, it is likely the amended ETS will come into effect on June 28.