Bigger employers under new COVID regulations from OSHA |

Bigger employers under new COVID regulations from OSHA

Updated: January 11, 2022 06:11 PM
Created: January 11, 2022 05:52 PM

OSHA's new emergency temporary standard regarding COVID-19 means more data collection for HR departments for some companies.

According to OSHA, the goal is to minimize risk of transmission in the workplace by protecting the unvaccinated.

As for why they picked businesses with 100 or more people, OSHA said they are confident that bigger companies have the administrative capacity to get this done promptly.

Employers will be asking for your vaccination status. The ETS says if you choose not to provide proof of vaccine, you will have to start taking weekly COVID tests in February. And the cost of those do not have to be covered by your employer.

Also, if you're unvaccinated, you will have to wear a mask.

The Hibbing School Board adopted a new policy Tuesday that follows the standard, with Superintendent Rich Aldrich responsible for developing a system for vaccination and testing reporting.

The Supreme Court is set to weigh in on the mandate, but has not made any announcements as of Tuesday.

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