The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on June 10, 2021. The guideline is aimed at protecting individuals working in hazardous health care settings where patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are treated. This includes employees in hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities; emergency responders; home health care workers, and employees in ambulatory care facilities.
In part 2 of our 2-part series on the emergency standard below, find key information on employee screening, paid leave for vaccinations, employee training, immunity from retaliation, and more.
To view the full Respiratory Protection Standard, please click here.
For more key takeaways from OSHA's COVID-19 health care ETS, check out OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Health Care Workers.