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June 17, 2021

OSHA Unveils Healthcare-Centered COVID-19 ETS, Reworks Guidance

June 10, 2021 at 5:13 PM
OSHA has released its COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) for healthcare employers, alongside new general-industry guidance for the pandemic that focuses on vaccination and recommends infection-control measures only for workplaces where some employees are not yet vaccinated. The long-awaited ETS was posted to OSHA’s website near midday on June 10, and, as promised by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at a June 9 House hearing , it applies solely to healthcare settings -- particularly those that treat known or suspected COVID-19...

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