OSHA Releases Mandatory Vaccination Rule

Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released the text of an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that requires most large employers (100 or more employees) to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing. The standard does not apply to any worksites already covered by the federal contractor vaccination mandate. Most provisions of the ETS are scheduled to go into effect in 30 days, with testing required for unvaccinated employees beginning January 4, 2022. The ETS also requires employers to maintain records of each employee’s vaccination status and provide paid time off for employees to receive the required vaccines and recover from any side effects.

CWC intends to publish an in depth memorandum next week analyzing the ETS and we have scheduled a Virtual Member Roundtable to discuss the ETS on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Members can registerhere.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact any one of our compliance policy experts at 202-629-5650 or info@cwc.org

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