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January 4th 2022
If you’re not quite sure of the OSHA ETS status, that’s okay. There is a TON of activity and changing dates. We’ve got the skinny to keep you updated.
There are two OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) for companies to be aware of:
To read more about the status of the court cases, read here. And here’s what OSHA posted on their website:
To account for any uncertainty created by the stay, OSHA is exercising enforcement discretion with respect to the compliance dates of the ETS. To provide employers with sufficient time to come into compliance, OSHA will not issue citations for noncompliance with any requirements of the ETS before January 10 and will not issue citations for noncompliance with the standard’s testing requirements before February 9, so long as an employer is exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard. OSHA will work closely with the regulated community to provide compliance assistance.
Under the current standard, covered employers must develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work.
Of particular note:
If you have any questions about the requirements, the ETS, or anything safety-related, we have safety advisors that can lay it out in simple terms. Completely free and no obligation.
If you need help with any COVID safety policies, training, or inspections, ask about our COVID ETS bundle.