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BREAKING NEWS: OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination ETS Has Been Released

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Hey Compliance Warriors!

 

This morning, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The ETS establishes binding requirements to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.

 

The rule covers all employers with a total of  100 or more employees with a few exceptions described below. Covered employers must develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with an exception for employers that instead adopt a policy requiring employees to elect either to get vaccinated or to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.

The fact sheet below highlights some of the additional requirements of the ETS; employers should consult the standard for full details.

 

When does the ETS take effect?

  • Employers must comply with most provisions by 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register
  • Employers must comply with the testing requirement by 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register

 

Read the entire Fact Sheet and Summary here:

https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/OSHA4161.pdf

https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/OSHA4162.pdf

 

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