This post was originally published by United Benefits Advisors, in their Compliance Advisor.
Federal workplace safety officials just released the mandate-or-test workplace vaccine emergency rule, and employers are sure to have questions. The Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will require all covered employers with 100 or more employees to either mandate their workforce receive the vaccination against COVID-19 or test them weekly to ensure they are not infected. This is a comprehensive series of Frequently Asked Questions about the ETS – released November 4, 2021, and with an effective date of November 5, 2021 – that will enable you to expertly navigate this new requirement.
Download the full advisor for answers to these and other questions:
- What does the ETS require?
- What if we operate in a state that “banned” vaccine mandates?
- Which employers are covered by the ETS?
- How do we determine whether we have 100 or more employees?
- Does the ETS apply to remote employees?
- Will we be required to collect proof of vaccination?
- What do unionized employers need to know?