- You and your employer both must make changes to keep you safe from COVID-19.
- You can get help if your employer is not following the laws that protect your health and safety.
Creating a Safe Garment Workplace
You have the right to a safe workplace
To protect employees from COVID-19, your employer must follow certain rules and must:
- Give you a cloth face covering and instructions for using the mask correctly
- Keep a clean bathroom that has soap, water, and paper towels
- Make sure there is 6 feet of separation between workspaces and workers
- Allow frequent breaks so employees can wash their hands
- Clean workspaces at least daily, with restrooms and frequently touched areas/objects cleaned more frequently
- Check if workers are sick
- Send sick workers home
To protect yourself and others from COVID-19 at work, you must:
- Wear a cloth face covering properly (over the nose and mouth)
- Keep 6 feet away from others, even during breaks
- Stay home if you are sick, or have been diagnosed with COVID-19
- Wash your hands often
There are laws to protect your health and safety at your workplace. Each workplace must:
- Have clean bathrooms with soap, water, toilet paper, and paper towels
- Eliminate pests like rats, mice, and cockroaches
- Make sure it isn't too hot and/or dusty
- Provide workspaces with good lighting
- Give workers clean drinking water and disposable cups
- Keep the workplace clean
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Report a Problem
Know your rights and learn more here. If your employer is not providing these, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at (800) 777-9995 or File a Complaint Online. You will not be asked about your immigration status and you don’t have to give your name.
For help with other employment issues, such as fair wages, breaks, and more, contact the California Labor Commissioner at 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 450, Los Angeles 90013 or call (213) 620-6330. You will not be asked about your immigration status and interpreters are available to help you.