On June 21, OSHA published an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19. Last week, OSHA announced it will publish a notice in the Federal Register to extend the comment period for the COVID-19 healthcare ETS to August 20, 2021.
HCAOA will be submitting comments, and members interested in submitting can send their comments to HCAOA Executive Director, Vicki Hoak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more about the new ETS.
For additional assistance, OSHA has provided a detailed list of frequently asked questions here.
With the new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for health care settings, agencies will want to review the requirements to make sure they are in compliance. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a variety of tools to assist providers, including a worksite checklist, COVID-19 Plan Template, Sample COVID-19 Log, Employer Notification Tool, and more. To access these tools click here.