Many employers are anxiously awaiting the updated ETS from OSHA following President Biden’s September 9 announcement that the agency would be issuing the standard requiring, among other things that covered businesses require their employees be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, and that covered businesses provide paid time off to be vaccinated or recover from any side effects of getting vaccinated.
We now know that OSHA has sent its proposed ETS language to the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. That office will conduct a regulatory review process. While this could be a lengthy process, it is also possible they will expedite it. Once the agency has completed its review, OSHA will publish the ETS, which may take effect immediately upon publication or at a date set by OSHA in order to give businesses time to prepare.
The proposed ETS is not accessible to the public. Once the final version is issued, the Rudman Winchell Employment Team will be ready to provide you with information and analysis of its requirements.