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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) June 10, 2021 to address the hazard posed to health care workers whose positions expose them to SARS-COVID-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The ETS provides guidelines for how these workplaces can reduce the risk of viral transmission to their employees. This standard applies...
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued revised guidance Dec. 16, 2020 addressing COVID-19 vaccinations in the employment context. Information can be found here. This item has been provided as an informational service and does not constitute legal counsel or advice, which can only be rendered in the context of specific factual situations. If...
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On July 15, 2020, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board adopted an Emergency Temporary Standard, “Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus that Causes COVID-19.” The Emergency Standard is now enforceable, and compliance with it is mandatory for every employer in the Commonwealth. The Emergency Standard is the first of its...
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