OSHA to Ramp Up Coronavirus Inspections

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Remember OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) from June 2021? You need to. The agency announced earlier this month its intention to increase its coronavirus inspection goal from 5% to 10% in response to reports from the CDC of increasing COVID-related hospitalizations nationwide. Data from the CDC forecasts these rate increases will continue in the coming […]

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UPDATE! Current Status of the Federal Vaccine Mandates

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The status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandates continue to evolve with extensive ongoing litigation and policy adjustments by the respective federal agencies. NAHC’s outside employment law counsel, Polsinelli, has prepared a detailed memorandum setting forth the […]

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UPDATE! Current Status of the Federal Vaccine Mandates

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The status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandates continue to evolve with extensive ongoing litigation and policy adjustments by the respective federal agencies. NAHC’s outside employment law counsel, Polsinelli, has prepared a detailed memorandum setting forth the […]

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OSHA Issues Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued the much anticipated COVID-19 vaccine mandate emergency temporary standards (ETS) for all employers. This ETS applies to all employers with a total of 100 or more employees at any time this ETS is in effect. However, the requirements of this ETS do not apply to: workplaces covered under […]

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OSHA Issues Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued the much anticipated COVID-19 vaccine mandate emergency temporary standards (ETS) for all employers. This ETS applies to all employers with a total of 100 or more employees at any time this ETS is in effect. However, the requirements of this ETS do not apply to: workplaces […]

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NAHC Submits Comments and Develops FAQs on the OSHA COVID ETS

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Read this NAHC FAQ on OSHA COVID Emergency Temporary Standards FAQ addresses questions from NAHC members The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) submitted comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) requesting clarification on the applicability of the standards to non-medical home care provides, limitations and protections […]

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Resource for Action Steps to Comply with the OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

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In June 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect health care workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are more than likely going to be present, including home-based care settings. (See this NAHC Report article for important information.) Employers covered by the standard are required to develop and […]

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OSHA Issues Directives for COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Inspections

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new Directives that establishes inspection procedures and enforcement policies for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), In response to the Presidential Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, OSHA determined additional measures could be taken to prevent occupational exposures to SARSCoV-2 and COVID-19, and issued an ETS to protect […]

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OSHA Issues Directives for COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Inspections

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new Directives that establishes inspection procedures and enforcement policies for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), In response to the Presidential Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, OSHA determined additional measures could be taken to prevent occupational exposures to SARSCoV-2 and COVID-19, and issued […]

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You Can Still Watch the NAHC Webinar on OSHA’s Emergency Standards

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REGISTER NOW The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency temporary standard (ETS) in the Federal Register on June 21, 2021 to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present. (See NAHC Report for additional information.) The ETS applies to all health care […]

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New NAHC Webinar: How the New OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards Will Impact Your Agency

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern REGISTER NOW The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency temporary standard (ETS) in the Federal Register on June 21, 2021 to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present. […]

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New OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard and Its Application to Home-Based Care Providers

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Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a new emergency temporary standard (ETS) to address the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The first issue is coverage. The ETS only applies to settings where any employee provides “healthcare services.” The term “healthcare services” means services provided to individuals by “professional healthcare practitioners (e.g., doctors, nurses, […]

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