Tag: ETS


Business Groups Fail to Block California COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rules

February 7, 2022


A California appeals court rejected a challenge to COVID-19-related workplace safety rules brought by a group of agricultural business organizations, concluding that the need to protect workers outweighed any burdens the measure imposed on employers. The appellate court said the […]


OSHA’s Next Move: Agency at Work on Permanent COVID-19 Safety Standard

January 26, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is moving forward with plans to issue a permanent rule aimed at requiring employees of large employers to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing. OSHA announced on January 25 […]


New Tennessee Law Restricts Workplace Vaccine Requirements

November 29, 2021


In response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) emergency temporary standard (ETS) that seeks to require covered employers across the country to either mandate that employees get vaccinated or test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis, Tennessee Gov. […]

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6th Circuit to Review OSHA’s Workplace Vaccine-or-Testing Rule

November 17, 2021


An appeals court recently halted the federal government’s rule requiring businesses with at least 100 employees to ensure workers are vaccinated against the coronavirus or wear masks and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. However, since similar challenges were filed in other […]


OSHA Sends COVID-19 Vaccination Rule to White House for Review

October 13, 2021


Businesses with at least 100 employees may soon receive direction on an anticipated COVID-19 workplace vaccination and testing mandate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On Oct. 12, the agency sent its emergency temporary standard (ETS) to the […]


California Officials Delay COVID-19 Workplace Safety Rule Changes

May 24, 2021


In an unexpected turn of events, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board announced that it will not move to adopt the proposed revisions to the existing Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). Instead, the Deputy Chief of Cal/OSHA […]


Cal/OSHA Issues Guidance on Fully Vaccinated Employees

May 11, 2021


On May 5, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health—known as Cal/OSHA—issued much-awaited FAQs, which provide clarity on whether employers must continue to exclude fully vaccinated employees from the workplace if they were exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 […]