OSHA RELEASES ETS FOR EMPLOYER (100 + employees) VACCINE/TESTING MANDATE!
Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. The ETS establishes binding requirements to protect employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the workplace. A fact sheet describing the rule is attached and more information can be found at these links:
• Vaccination and Testing ETS landing page: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/ets2
• Full Vaccination and Testing ETS text: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2021-23643/covid-19-vaccination-and-testing-emergency-temporary-standard
• Vaccination and Testing ETS fact sheet: https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/publications/OSHA4162.pdf
• Vaccination and Testing ETS FAQs: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/ets2/faqs
OCA will continue to follow the progress and interpretations of the ETS and will provide updates to our members as they are available.