The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to help minimize the risk of Covid-19 in the workplace. Particularly, the ETS is necessary to protect employees that are unvaccinated from contracting Covid-19 at work. These new standards apply to all employers with a few exceptions. These exceptions include workplaces that are covered under the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety, any setting where healthcare services or support is subject to the requirements of the Healthcare ETS, any workplace where there are fewer than 100 employees, and any public employers in states without State Plans.
For those employers who do fall under the OSHA ETS, there are 10 basic requirements for employers to follow, and Sage HRMS can help!
Sage HRMS has created 3 custom detail pages specifically to work with the new ETS and track the required information.
Additionally, HRMS has 7 user defined code tables for test category, test result, test type, testing status, vaccine mfg, vaccine status, and vaccine type. Everything employers need to track and report on for the new ETS is available in HRMS. What specifically are employers required to do?
At the time of this writing (Dec, 2021) the timeline for implementation of the ETS has been delayed by litigation. However, OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers, and that this ETS will move forward soon. Be ready! Read the full text of the ETS here and contact Equation to get HRMS for your company. 866-436-3530.
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