HCAOA recently submitted comments regarding COVID-19 workplace safety regulations to the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The comments focused on increasing employer flexibility in adhering to the regulations and helping OSHA understand that the services our members provide to clients don’t generally occur in what OSHA considers a typical “workplace.”
HCAOA’s thoughts also focused on the need to continue to safeguard our caregivers from COVID-19 while reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on our small businesses. For example, we emphasized minimizing recordkeeping and reporting provisions and easing other unnecessary restrictions contained in the current temporary rule.
For the sake of clarity and consistency, our comments asked that OSHA better align its regulations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations.
To read the full text of HCAOA’s comment, please click here.