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

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