On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and addressing the increased risk to employees in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated. The 916-page document includes requirements for protective practices and policies related to physical space, equipment, and facilities. The ETS will remain in place for the next six months.
During a webinar on August 3, 2021, PYA Principal Jeff Bushong and Realty Trust Group Senior Vice President Hank Carr provided a high-level overview of the OSHA ETS — including immediate next steps to help guide compliance in operations and facilities.
For more information on the ETS, view PYA’s recent Insight, “OSHA Issues New COVID-19 Regulations – Are Your Current Prevention Practices Enough?”
If you have questions about compliance with the new ETS, or need guidance related to COVID-19, visit PYA’s COVID-19 hub, or contact a PYA executive below at (800) 270-9629 or Realty Trust Group at (865) 521-0630.