Last week, OSHA sent its draft emergency temporary standard (ETS) to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review. The ETS, which comes from President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan, requires businesses with 100 or more employees require workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or be tested weekly. HCAOA has requested a meeting with OIRA to discuss the impact of the mandates on the critical home care workforce shortage that is hitting at this time.
Once OIRA finishes its review and approves the ETS, OSHA will likely make an unofficial version of the rule available before the final standard is published in the Federal Register. Stay tuned for updates.