Get Ready for OSHA's New Emergency Temporary Standard Mandating COVID Vaccinations
As you know, on September 9, 2021, President Biden instructed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a new ETS requiring most employers to either require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or else submit weekly COVID-19 tests. This Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it had sent the new ETS to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Although the OIRA usually takes weeks to make a final review, President Biden is certain to press them to act quickly on this new ETS. Employers should get ready for it to be issued in the next couple of weeks.