OSHA MANDATE IS BACK! New Deadlines - Effective January!
Over the past few weeks we have been discussing the OSHA mandates and enforcements. Our last webinar covered what it is and how to be prepared as it was on hold in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Watch that webinar HERE. )
Now though, The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the stay on the OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate (the Emergency Temporary Standard, or ETS), which applies to employers with 100 or more employees. This decision is already being appealed, and the ETS could be put on hold once again.
Lifting of the stay means that the ETS is in immediate effect nationwide and employers should begin to comply.
The first compliance deadline was December 6 (for policies, notices, masking, vaccination status, etc.), and employers were supposed to begin testing unvaccinated employees by January 4.
OSHA issued the following statement about enforcement and easy of the January 4th date:
“To provide employers with sufficient time to come into compliance, OSHA will not issue citations for noncompliance with any requirements of the ETS before January 10 and will not issue citations for noncompliance with the standard’s testing requirements before February 9, so long as an employer is exercising reasonable, good faith efforts to come into compliance with the standard. OSHA will work closely with the regulated community to provide compliance assistance.”
Our upcoming webinar will have all the details and updates you need to remain in compliance with this OSHA mandate. Sign up now so you are prepared before the deadlines are here as the new year is upon us shortly!
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