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Update from OSHA and the ETS

There is an update on the status of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) following the decision by the Supreme Court staying the implementation of the standard pending the outcome of the litigation in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.  As of January 25, OSHA announced that it is withdrawing the ETS, which also ends the …

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Reminder of ETS Obligations

This is a reminder that the January 10, 2022 deadline set forth in OSHA’s November 5, 2021 ETS is still in effect. Aside from your general ongoing obligations to maintain a safe work environment based on OSHA and CDC guidelines and to comply with the ETS generally, the ETS requires covered employers to take the …

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The CDC Updates Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Periods

Last week, the CDC updated its COVID-19 guidance with regard to isolating and quarantine.  According to the agency, “The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.”  The update …

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Compliance with the ETS: Initial Determination of Employee Threshold

In order to assist our clients in preparing for the new deadlines for compliance with OSHA’s ETS, this update addresses the preliminary issue of how an employer should calculate whether they meet the 100 employee threshold.    The ETS provides some information about how to calculate that number. All employees are counted, including full time, part-time, …

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OSHA Inspections – What to know Beforehand

OSHA Inspections: What to do When OSHA Knocks? Determine the purpose of the OSHA inspections One of three things: Employee complaint, workplace accident or target as a part of a special emphasis program If your inspection was prompted by an employee complaint, you are entitled to a copy of the complaint. The employee has the …

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Important Update on Osha’s Ets Mandate With New Deadlines for Compliance

On Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on OSHA’s ETS mandate.  The mandate applies to employers with at least 100 employers and requires covered employers to, among other things, require either vaccination or weekly COVID testing. Our readers will recall that in early November, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had …

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What Is Long Term Care

    What is Long Term Care? And Why Should We Plan For It? What is Long Term Care? Long term care happens in that phase of life when a person can no longer manage his day-to-day activities without someone else’s assistance; that “helper” is often referred to as a caregiver.The caregiver’s services might take …

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Update on Status of CMS Vaccine Mandate

As our readers know, on November 5, CMS issued a vaccine mandate which applied to defined “staff” at Medicare- or Medicaid-certified facilities (which were detailed in the mandate) be vaccinated against COVID-19 by certain deadlines, the first of which was December 5, 2021 and the second of which was January 4, 2022. As of yesterday, …

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