Tag: covid-19

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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New Employment-Related COVID-19 Developments

There have been two significant COVID-19 related developments important to employers in the last few days. Here are summaries: OSHA Issues Guidance on Recording Adverse Impacts from COVID-19 Vaccination On April 20, OSHA issued three new FAQs in its COVID guidance addressing an employer’s responsibility to record (or not) adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccination. …

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OSHA Issues New Direction on Workplace Inspections Targeting COVID-19 Issues

On March 12, OSHA issued a Direction, effective immediately, which describes policies and procedures for its implementation of a National Emphasis Program (NEP). A NEP is a temporary enforcement initiative with the stated purpose of ensuring “that employees in high hazard industries or work tasks are protected from the hazard of contracting” COVID-19. The Direction …

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COVID Vaccinations & The Workplace

The recent approval of a vaccine brings hope, but also raises a lot of questions for employers. Including whether the vaccinations can be mandatory. What ramifications could result from making it mandatory?  Some important issues include workplace safety, OSHA obligations, workers’ compensation, disability, and religious accommodation. A Summary of Some Potential Issues Let’s start with …

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