Sacramento County Introduces Worker Health and Safety Act

Sacramento County Introduces Worker Health and Safety Act

The northern California county's Worker Protection, Health and Safety Act went into effect on October 1.

The Sacramento County Worker Protection, Health and Safety Act of 2020 came into effect on October 1, 2020 after being passed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, according to the National Law Review.

The ordinance only applies to businesses that are located in unincorporated areas of Sacramento County. It requires employers to introduce protocols such as disinfection, social distancing and face masks. Employers will also need to implement a plan of action in the event that an employee is infected with coronavirus.

A supplemental paid sick leave requirement was also created by the ordinance. Like the COVID-19 protocols, it only applies to employers in the unincorporated areas of the county. According to the ordinance, full-time employees must be given 80 hours of paid sick leave.

For more information on the Sacramento County Worker Protection, Health and Safety Act, visit

About the Author

Nikki Johnson-Bolden is an Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.

Download Center

  • Safety Metrics Guide

    Is your company leveraging its safety data and analytics to maintain a safe workplace? With so much data available, where do you start? This downloadable guide will give you insight on helpful key performance indicators (KPIs) you should track for your safety program.

  • Job Hazard Analysis Guide

    This guide includes details on how to conduct a thorough Job Hazard Analysis, and it's based directly on an OSHA publication for conducting JHAs. Learn how to identify potential hazards associated with each task of a job and set controls to mitigate hazard risks.

  • A Guide to Practicing “New Safety”

    Learn from safety professionals from around the world as they share their perspectives on various “new views” of safety, including Safety Differently, Safety-II, No Safety, Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), Resilience Engineering, and more in this helpful guide.

  • Lone Worker Safety Guide

    As organizations digitalize and remote operations become more commonplace, the number of lone workers is on the rise. These employees are at increased risk for unaddressed workplace accidents or emergencies. This guide was created to help employers better understand common lone worker risks and solutions for lone worker risk mitigation and incident prevention.

  • EHS Software Buyer's Guide

    Learn the keys to staying organized, staying sharp, and staying one step ahead on all things safety. This buyer’s guide is designed for you to use in your search for the safety management solution that best suits your company’s needs.

  • Vector Solutions

Featured Whitepaper

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - May 2022

    May 2022


      How Wearable Technology is Transforming Safety and the Industrial Workplace
      Five Tips to Improve Safety in Confined Spaces
      Monitor for Asbestos to Help Save Lives
      Fall Protection Can Be Surprising
    View This Issue