OSHA to Release ETS on Vaccine Mandate


Last week, President Biden released his COVID-19 Action Plan, including mandates for COVID-19 vaccines and/or testing for employees working for employers that have 100 or more employees. This also applies to employees that work for the federal government or healthcare entities, and/or are federal contractors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will release an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in the next 2-8 weeks for this mandate. OSHA will release an FAQ prior to issuing the ETS including how OSHA will calculate 100 employees (per building, organization, etc).  
AHCA/NCAL will continue to monitor any activity and share additional information when it is available. In the meantime, an FAQ addressing some of the common employer concerns regarding Biden’s Plan and the upcoming OSHA ETS is available.