This minute covers the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS (Emergency Temporary Standard) being officially filed in the Office of the Federal Register on June 17, 2021, and it became effective when it was published on June 21, 2021.

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our Monday Minute. Today I want to share with you and discuss a little bit about the document that was released the week of June 21 from OSHA, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This is an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This is to be implemented in part within 14 days of its publication in the Federal Register. Other pieces of this standard have to be implemented within 30 days. It is imperative that everyone get the details behind what you are required to do and begin implementation immediately. HPS will be having a webinar that is specific to the content of this standard and exactly what you’re going to have to do to implement it. Be looking for that date so that you can register for the webinar.

Within this standard, there is information that you are going to be required to comply with, as far as standards within your organization, in dealing with the COVID-19 situation moving forward. There are different implementation practices when there is a 100% vaccination happening within your employed staff. When you do not have 100% vaccinated staff, there are different standards. There are many things that are dealt with within this standard, including the use of PPE, implementation of infection control standards, etc. And again, a very short time period in order for you to implement this. In the wording of this Minute, we will provide you the link to the OSHA notification included at that link, you will find details including templates for you to implement this standard more quickly, many details, a frequently asked questions document, etc. So, this has basically come out of nowhere and we need to make sure that you are clear that you are required to implement this and implement it in a very timely and quick fashion. So be looking for the webinar, be looking for the additional information that will be forthcoming I’m sure, as we begin to receive clarification on some of the questions that remain.

Thank you all for participating today. I do hope to see you this summer in one of our live conferences that are happening in the state and national homecare associations, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need information about registering for any of those. Also, please make sure that you are celebrating safely this weekend as we celebrate the Fourth of July weekend. Also having said that, Monday, July 5th , our company will be celebrating, honoring, observing the Fourth of July holiday with our staff. So, the Monday Minute will be released on July 6th for that week. Thank you again for participating. Stay tuned, of course, as always to your state and homecare associations for additional information. Have a fabulous week!


OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard


HPS Alliance Webinar: OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 12:30pm – 2:00 pm CDT


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