November 08, 2021

The OSHA ETS – What Employers Need to Know (And Do)



The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) issued its much anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) earlier today in response to President Biden’s directive announced on September 9, 2021. The OSHA ETS generally requires employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their onsite workforce is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or require onsite workers who remain unvaccinated to produce negative test results on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. The OSHA ETS gives employers the option to pay for any necessary testing, unless payment for testing is required by other laws, regulations, or collectively negotiated agreements. Covered employers must comply with the ETS mandatory testing requirements for unvaccinated workers no later than January 4, 2022, and all other requirements (including the development and implementation of a policy that meets ETS standards) by December 5, 2021.

During this webinar we will discuss the key provisions included in the OSHA ETS, its impact on employers and recommendations for compliance, potential consequences for non-compliance, and coordination with state occupational safety and health plans and current state executive orders or laws that do not align with the ETS. We also will discuss how this new guidance relates to new requirements for healthcare workers and federal contractors.

To learn more about OSHA’s new standards regarding employee vaccinations, please read “OSHA Requires Employers with 100+ Employees to Ensure Their Employees are Vaccinated or Submit to Weekly Tests.”


10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. – Noon MT
Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

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Questions? Please contact Angela Wood or call +1 303 607 3662.

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