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Emergency Temporary Standard for Health Care Issued

temporary health care standard

updated June 22, 2021

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). The ETS was developed to protect health care and health care support workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19. It's effective June 21, 2021.

Health care employers must develop and implement a COVID-19 plan to identify and control COVID-19 workplace hazards. All ETS requirements besides physical barriers, ventilation, and training must be completed by July 6, 2021. Employers must comply with physical barriers, ventilation, and training by July 21, 2021.

Employers subject to ETS requirements must implement all policies, procedures, and measures to be compliant with the new standard. OSHA's COVID-19 Health Care ETS website contains compliance guidance and resources.

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This blog is intended to be a compilation of information and resources pulled from federal, state, and local agencies. This is not intended to be legal advice. For up to the minute information and guidance on COVID-19, please follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health organizations.

National Insurance Services is not a law firm and no opinion, suggestion, or recommendation of the firm or its employees shall constitute legal advice. Readers are advised to consult with their own attorney for a determination of their legal rights, responsibilities and liabilities, including the interpretation of any statute or regulation, or its application to the readers’ business activities.

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Rick Labian

Rick Labian

Rick Labian lives by the Golden Rule – he is guided by what is best for his clients and treats others as he would like to be treated. Rick acts as an advisor and advocate for his clients, helping identify goals for their benefit programs and building a strategic plan together. Rick has a rich history with NIS. He has worked for NIS for over 20 years, leading the Eastern region. Rick is the Manager and leads the FBC Client Management Team. Rick’s leadership and experience aids our internal staff and all of NIS’ FBC clients. Rick is a licensed insurance agent and is ACA certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters.