Possibly as early as next week, reports NBC News.
Back in early September, President Biden instructed OSHA to prepare an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring private employers with 100+ employees to require workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or test them regularly. Late Tuesday evening, OSHA reportedly submitted a proposed ETS to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
But what I can tell you is that NBC News does report that we should find out sooner than the one to two weeks that the review process would ordinarily take.
So, tomorrow perhaps? Monday? We’ll see.
Here’s what I’m hoping it addresses:
- How will OSHA calculate 100 employees?
- Will remote workers or owners be included?
- Who pays for the time spent testing (or the tests themselves)?
- Will employers have to provide additional PTO for vaccinations and testing?
- What vaccination exceptions are there?
- What are the recordkeeping requirements?
- What about employers that operate in states with state OSHA plans? Federal contractors?
What other lingering questions do you have about the ETS? Email me and let me know.