In June 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect health care workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are more than likely going to be present, including home-based care settings. (See this NAHC Report article for important information.)
Employers covered by the standard are required to develop and implement a COVID-19 plan to identify and control the potential COVID-19 hazards in the workplace.
In response to a number of questions, our partners at Polsinelli have shared with us a Summary of Action Steps you as our members can reference in order to be in compliance with OSHA COVID-19 ETS. NAHC strongly urges you to look carefully at this valuable resource.