COVID-19 Prevention - Non-Emergency Regulation

    GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY ORDERS,
    New Sections 3205, 3205.1, 3205.2, and 3205.3
Status
Public hearing: Sep. 15, 2022
45-day comment period: Jul. 29, 2022 - Sep. 15, 2022
Filed with Secretary of State:
Effective date:

Rulemaking Documents

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