Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate Expected Soon

  The rule implementing President Joe Biden’s order for employers with at least 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing is likely to be released soon, prompting many employers to begin preparations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent its drafted rule to the White House for review two weeks ago, and the […]

Survey: Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate Will Be Difficult to Implement

By Allen Smith, J.D.  October 15, 2021 Nine out of 10 recently surveyed organizations said it will be somewhat or very challenging to implement the Biden administration’s expected vaccine-or-testing requirements. These respondents so far have not mandated that their employees get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they do meet the criteria for needing to institute the […]

OSHA Updates Recording Guidance for Adverse COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions

On May 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guidance for recording COVID- 19 vaccination adverse reactions. The guidance now states that OSHA will not enforce the recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from the COVID-19 vaccination through May 2022. Previous Guidance […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Mask Guidelines

OSHA has posted the following language on their website: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance relating to recommended precautions for people who are fully vaccinated, which is applicable to activities outside of healthcare and a few other environments. OSHA is reviewing the recent CDC guidance and will update our […]