HR Alert: OSHA Developing Private Sector Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

With Covid-19 regulations changing frequently, we wanted to keep you and your organization up to date. On September 9, 2021, President Biden directed the U.S. Department Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Below are a few highlights under development within the new OSHA ETS guidelines:

  • Employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees are fully vaccinated or provide weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • PTO has to be provided for the time it takes for employees to get vaccinated or to recover if they experience any post-vaccination side effects.
  • Federal or Government employees or anyone that does business with the government is required to be vaccinated.

Read the Full Legal Update

The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury also published an update. The information they provided explains more about testing, vaccination, and more. Read the full FAQ.

As new updates roll out, we will continue to keep you informed. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Hopkins Group consultant, or submit them here.


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