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COVID 19 Updating!

Alert!  Humboldt County Masking Order

Don’t get too excited…Indoor Masking has not been lifted yet!  It has come to our attention that folks, having read the press release from Humboldt and Del Norte counties, believe that ALL masking ends Monday the 8th.  Below is a lightly edited copy of the press release to make the new order a little clearer…read on!

Outdoor masking to be lifted November 8th, 2021. 

Indoor masking is NOT being lifted, until ALL the following occur:

  1. Consistently low and stable COVID-19 cases by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data tracker
  2. Consistently low and stable hospital impact of respiratory viruses including COVID-19
  3. Improved community protection with vaccination.

Counties are offering guidelines to inform the public WHEN they can EXPECT local masking orders to be removed

From DHHS Indoor Masking Order dated November 8, 2021

SUMMARY OF THIS ORDER This Order requires all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings, with limited exemptions, and recommends that businesses and events make face coverings available to individuals entering these spaces.

NCSC will continue to require masking indoors in compliance with the County Public Health orders, as well as current Cal-OSHA ETS regulations.

ALERT! The Cal-OSHA Standards Board has voted - On June 17, 2021 the most recent revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID are effective June 18, 2021, and were revised to align with CDC and CDPH guidance.   What are the big changes? 

-  No more social distancing, except in exceptional situations
-  If employees are fully vaccinated, they may go without masks
-  If employees are not vaccinated, they must wear masks provided by the employer
Employers must provide respirators if requested by an unvaccinated employee, or for employees working indoors or in vehcles with more than one person
-  Employers must document vaccination status, which can include self-attestation
-  No more partitions or barriers

There are of course more in the details, but those are the main points.  Members will receive a more detailed overview by email.  As the ETS goes into approval and enforcement, read the July Member Newsletter-Regulatory Journal, for more details on some of the grey areas, and what the new sub-committee will be looking at clarifying.

Stay healthy, get vaccinated! 

Membership / Services

NCSC has grown over the years, from providing regulatory consulting for the transportation industry that also included providing policy development, which in many cases contained training requirements.  As a result our services had been developed from the beginning to be a ‘one stop’ place for businesses to come to get information and advise on their regulatory issues, then develop policies and programs necessary to comply with and implement, and as a natural extension of assisting businesses in their compliance, we developed a small retail side to be able to offer materials and some equipment to further aid an employer’s creation of an optimally safe workplace.  This optimally safe workplace equals savings in many ways.  With the passage of SB 198 in 1989, NCSC saw their work in the transportation industry as a natural extension into and transition into overall workplace safety, and we moved toward that with the addition of services to help employers deal with the myriad of regulations in both Fed OSHA and California’s Title 8.

The Northern California Safety Consortium is happy to offer the option of becoming a member. Membership includes a variety of benefits including "Free" classes each month.

  • If you are interested in becoming a member please view our "Contact" section and either give us a call, or send a quick email to and request to be contacted with further details.
Regulatory Compliance Consultation


Regulatory Compliance Policy Development


Compliance Support Services


Training Courses

NCSC offers monthly training courses open to our members as well as other clients and the public.  These courses run the gamut from Basic First Aid and CPR to Trenching Competent Person and HAZWOPER training; from Drug and Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion training to Flagger and Sexual Harassment courses.  Where the intersection of workplace safety and the training  necessary to provide for that safety meet,  we provide the courses for the employer.

Materials for Support and Safety

From our earliest days items from Inspection Report Forms to daily vehicle inspection books and emergency response guidebooks, we have found that this service helps complete the circle of regulatory compliance for our members and client.  Since 2005 we have added automated external defibrillators commonly referred to as AEDs to those items we can offer our clients.  In addition to the requirements for some of the transportation forms being used by employers, AED’s have become increasingly desired and required for employers.

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