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  • OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Effective, With Enforcement Delays

    After releasing an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 for healthcare employers on June 10, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is publishing the ETS in the Federal Register on June 21, 2021. To read the article in its entirety, please click here.… Continue Reading
    June 21, 2021
  • OSHA Promulgates Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 for Healthcare Employers

    Fifteen months after the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has promulgated an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare employers. OSHA has published voluntary guidance for other industries. To read this article in full, please click here. Continue Reading…
    June 10, 2021
  • OSHA Promulgates Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 for Healthcare Employers

    Fifteen months after the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has promulgated an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare employers. OSHA has published voluntary guidance for other industries. To read this article in full, please click here.… Continue Reading
    June 10, 2021
  • Despite Relaxed CDC COVID-19 Guidance, No Relaxing of Rules (Yet) in California, Virginia

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered new COVID-19 guidance indicating that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or maintain physical distance from others in most settings. However, questions about employers’ compliance obligations and general duty expectations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) remain. For example,... Continue Reading…
    May 27, 2021
  • Despite Relaxed CDC COVID-19 Guidance, No Relaxing of Rules (Yet) in California, Virginia

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered new COVID-19 guidance indicating that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks or maintain physical distance from others in most settings. However, questions about employers’ compliance obligations and general duty expectations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) remain. For example,...… Continue Reading
    May 27, 2021
  • OSHA, States Lag Behind CDC Guidance Lifting Requirements for Vaccinated Workers

    Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offered new COVID-19 guidance allowing fully vaccinated individuals to avoid wearing masks or socially distancing in most settings, employers have been pushing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and state equivalents to embrace the change, but change is slow. To read the article in its entirety, please...… Continue Reading
    May 20, 2021
  • Are Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Shots Recordable to OSHA? It Depends.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that it will consider an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine a “work-related” recordable illness if an employee is required to take the vaccine as a condition of employment. To read the full article, please click here.… Continue Reading
    May 3, 2021
  • Are Adverse Reactions to COVID-19 Shots Recordable to OSHA? It Depends.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has determined that it will consider an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine a “work-related” recordable illness if an employee is required to take the vaccine as a condition of employment. To read the full article, please click here. Continue Reading…
    May 3, 2021
  • Employers are Contesting OSHA’s COVID-19 Citations

    Frustrated by constantly shifting guidance and shortages of respirators and other personal protective equipment experienced in 2020, employers are rejecting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations for COVID-19 infractions and contesting them like never before. To read the article in its entirety, please click here.… Continue Reading
    April 27, 2021
  • Employers are Contesting OSHA’s COVID-19 Citations

    Frustrated by constantly shifting guidance and shortages of respirators and other personal protective equipment experienced in 2020, employers are rejecting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations for COVID-19 infractions and contesting them like never before. To read the article in its entirety, please click here. Continue Reading…
    April 27, 2021

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