New OSHA COVID-19 Rule and Agency Guidance for Both Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Employers
New OSHA COVID-19 Rule and Agency Guidance for Both Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has finally released its much- anticipated federal COVID-19 safety regulation for employers of healthcare workers (the unofficial version is available here). The regulation, known as the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), will be effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR). Although the official date of publication has yet to be announced, the Rule has already been sent to the OFR and will likely be published very soon. Employers must comply with most provisions within 14 days of publication, although for provisions involving physical barriers, ventilation, and training, they will have 30 days to comply. OSHA has already stated that it will use its enforcement discretion for employers who are making a good faith effort to comply with the ETS.

The full article can be accessed on Pullman & Comley's Working Together blog, dedicated to workplace topics on labor and employment law, counseling and training, litigation, immigration law and union issues, as well as employee benefits and ERISA matters.

Posted in COVID-19

This blog/web site presents general information only. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice, and you should not consider or rely on it as such. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. This website is not an offer to represent you. You should not act, or refrain from acting, based upon any information at this website. Neither our presentation of such information nor your receipt of it creates nor will create an attorney-client relationship with any reader of this blog. Any links from another site to the blog are beyond the control of Pullman & Comley, LLC and do not convey their approval, support or any relationship to any site or organization. Any description of a result obtained for a client in the past is not intended to be, and is not, a guarantee or promise the firm can or will achieve a similar outcome.

PDF
Subscribe to Updates

About Our Connecticut Health Law Blog

Alerts, commentary and insights from the attorneys of Pullman & Comley’s Health Care practice on legal developments affecting hospitals, physician groups, pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as other health care providers and suppliers.

Other Blogs by Pullman & Comley

Working Together

Education Law Notes

Recent Posts

Archives

Jump to Page