Posted by Cherie Deering on 10/5/2021 to
REQUIRING ALL EMPLOYERS WITH 100+ EMPLOYEES TO ENSURE THEIR WORKERS ARE VACCINATED OR TESTED WEEKLY
"The Department of Labor's occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workplace is fully vaccinated or Require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work."
"OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary standard (ETS) to implement this requirement. This requirement will impact over 80 million workers in private sector businesses with 100+ employees" Whitehouse.org
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This new ETS will supplement the ETS that OSHA adopted last June, 29 C.F.R. Part 1910, Subpart U, which only applies to the healthcare sector. This new ETS applies to private employers.
OSHA encourages employers to implement vaccination and testing programs now, in advance of the ETS, to protect employees and others and to make the employer better positioned to comply with the ETS once it becomes mandatory.
There is no date as to when the ETS will be issued, only that it will be in the "upcoming weeks"