November 13, 2021
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 testing/vaccination was recently released. This portion of this toolkit includes some overview information and additional resources about this standard. See the FMI toolkit here.
Overview Information on OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 Testing/Vaccination
Please visit OSHA’s FAQs for more comprehensive information on the requirements.
Who is impacted?
- All general industries.
- Employers with at least 100 employees.
- Specifies rules for franchise businesses in 100 employee calculation.
- Includes seasonal, temporary workers employed directly by employer (non contractors) within 100 employee calculation; includes employees regardless of age (minors).
- Exemptions: employees who telework or work at a remote site without any other colleagues; employees who work exclusively outside.
What are the compliance dates?
Are there recordkeeping requirements for employers?
What requirements are included for employee testing of COVID-19?
Are there any other requirements of employers?
COVID-19 Vaccination & the Food and Agriculture Sector
This FDA page has information for the food and agriculture sector about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA; benefits of COVID-19 vaccination; information about the availability of vaccines in your community.