OSHA last week released the details of its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) related to COVID-19, which it says will only apply to health care workers.
The agency said it will follow up with separate guidance for workers in manufacturing.
Initial communication on the order suggested it would apply to all industries, but Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said “the science tells us that health care workers, particularly those who come in regular contact with the virus, are most at risk in the pandemic.”
The ETS has been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register. It addresses sanitation, time off for illness or vaccinations, anti-retaliation measures, and personal protective equipment while working with COVID-19 patients.
Source: Business Insurance