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OSHA reopens comments on COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has reopened the comment period on its June 2021 interim final rule establishing an Emergency Temporary Standard governing occupational exposure to COVID-19 in healthcare settings, codified at 29 C.F.R. § 1910 Subpart U (“Healthcare ETS”). While this reopening reaches certain questions and issues presented by OSHA and not … Continue Reading

Occupational Exposure to Infectious Diseases

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting comments on strategies being used to mitigate the risk of occupationally-acquired infectious diseases in health care settings (e.g., hospitals, outpatient clinics, and laboratories that handle potentially infectious biological materials). Specifically, OSHA seeks data on: the facilities and the tasks potentially exposing workers to this risk; successful employee infection … Continue Reading