OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Standards

From SESCO Management Consultants

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an emergency temporary standard (ETS) that healthcare employers must follow. At the same time, OSHA concurrently issued updated, non-mandatory guidance for non-healthcare employers.

The ETS is effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register. As of June 17, 2021, the ETS has not been published in the Federal Register; as such, it is uncertain when the ETS will become effective. Employers must comply with most provisions within 14 days of the effective date, and with provisions involving physical barriers, ventilation, and training within 30 days of the effective date.

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