The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) latest Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) is aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and addressing the increased risk to employees in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated. The 916-page document includes requirements for protective practices and policies related to physical space, equipment, and facilities. The ETS went into effect immediately upon issue on June 21, 2021 and will remain in place for the next six months. Compliance for all provisions was expected to be complete by July 21, 2021. The ETS
During a webinar on August 3, 2021, Realty Trust Group Senior Vice President Hank Carr and PYA Principal Jeff Bushong provided a high-level overview of the OSHA ETS — including immediate next steps to help guide compliance in operations and facilities.
For more information on the ETS, view the following resources:
- RTG’s “Summary of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standards“
- PYA’s “OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Regulations – Are Your Current Prevention Practices Enough?”
If you have questions about compliance with the new ETS, or need guidance related to COVID-19, visit RTG’s COVID-19 hub, or contact Realty Trust Group at (865) 521-0630 or PYA at (800) 270-9629.