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OSHA’s Plan to Create a Final COVID-19 Healthcare Standard

On June 21, 2021, OSHA adopted a Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (Healthcare ETS) protecting healthcare workers from COVID-19 hazards. Any emergency temporary standards enacted by OSHA are effective until they are superseded by a permanent standard or...

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OSHA Withdraws Vaccination and Testing ETS

On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) regarding vaccination and testing. The standard required covered employers to develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court...

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OSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Standard

OSHA Issues Emergency COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Standard

In September, the Biden Administration announced its plan to have OSHA issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) requiring employers with one hundred or more employees to ensure their employees are either fully vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis....

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OSHA’S New Heat Regulations: What Should You Expect?

OSHA’S New Heat Regulations: What Should You Expect?

OSHA has announced that it is expanding its efforts to address heat-related illnesses. This is following a recently implemented initiative which prioritized heat-related interventions and inspections of work activities on days when the heat index exceeds 80 degrees...

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OSHA Revises Its Mask Guidance

OSHA Revises Its Mask Guidance

Following the Centers for Disease Control’s updated mask and COVID-19 guidance dated July 27, 2021, OSHA finally updated its own mask and COVID-19 guidance on August 13, 2021. The press release relating to that updated guidance can be viewed here. Under the new...

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