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“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on workers, and we continue to see dangerous levels of cases,” U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in a release. “We must take action to implement this emergency temporary standard to contain the virus and protect people in the workplace against the grave danger of COVID-19. Many businesses understand the benefits of having their workers vaccinated against COVID-19, and we expect many will be pleased to see this OSHA rule go into effect.” (Credit: VAKSMANV/Adobe Stock) “COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on workers, and we continue to see dangerous levels of cases,” U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in a release. “We must take action to implement this emergency temporary standard to contain the virus and protect people in the workplace against the grave danger of COVID-19. Many businesses understand the benefits of having their workers vaccinated against COVID-19, and we expect many will be pleased to see this OSHA rule go into effect.” (Credit: VAKSMANV/Adobe Stock)

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has released its emergency temporary standards (ETS), which addresses employers with 100 or more workers.

The ETS will require covered employers to establish, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy; or a policy that gives employees the choice between being vaccinated or undergoing regular testing and wearing a mask at work.

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