The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS requires employers with 100 or more employees to get their employees vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, or require unvaccinated employees to produce a negative test on at least a weekly basis.
In addition to requirements for vaccination or negative weekly tests for the unvaccinated, the ETS also requires:
- Companies to pay employees for the time it takes to get vaccinated
- Employers must ensure all unvaccinated employees are masked
- Employers are subject to requirements for reporting and record keeping
- Specific compliance dates
There will be an opportunity for submitted questions at the end of the webinar.
For more information on the ETS, click here to view the OSHA website. Click here to view the ETS document that has been published to the Federal Register. Finally, click here to view a fact sheet on the new rule.