OSHA Releases COVID-19 ETS Inspection Procedures & Enforcement Policies

July 8, 2021

OSHA recently released a compliance directive titled Inspection Procedures for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. The directive is a guide for compliance officers implementing inspections and issuing citations involving:

  • Employer COVID-19 Plans;
  • Screening and Management;
  • Standard and Transmission Based Precautions;
  • Personal Protective Equipment;
  • Aerosol-Generating Procedures;
  • Physical Distancing;
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting;
  • Ventilation;
  • Employee Health Screening and Medical Management;
  • Vaccinations;
  • Training;
  • Anti-Retaliation;
  • Requirements at No Cost;
  • Recordkeeping; and
  • Reporting to OSHA.

If OSHA’s new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 applies to your company, it may be helpful to understand what the agency’s compliance officers are looking for when they are inspecting affected workplaces, and how they are directed to issue citations for violations of the standard.

LEARN MORE

Related Articles
Make sure your service techs have the up-to-date safety training they need to protect themselves from arc flash and electrical shock hazards while working on equipment pushing 480 volts or less. The session covers all applicable OSHA requirements, NFPA 70E provisions, best practices, and real-world accident information.…
OSHA recently updated their guidelines on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace, which reflects the July 27, 2021 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mask and testing recommendations for fully vaccinated people.…
Each week, MCAA will highlight one or more of the educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership. This week, we focus on MSCA’s HVACR 101 Workbooks. The series of 10 workbooks familiarize new staff with the industry equipment, processes and terminology they’re likely to encounter to help them succeed in their jobs.…
Each week, MCAA will highlight one or more of the educational resources that are free to MCAA members as a benefit of membership. This week, we focus on MCAA’s new safety training video, Master the Mechanics: Hand & Power Tool Safety for the Mechanical Trades. The video provides trainees with information on the most common hand and power tool injuries in the mechanical construction and service trades. It highlights the tools most likely to be involved in an injury incident, and teaches proper use of the tools to help prevent injuries.…

While manufacturers are working to keep up, ongoing supply chain disruptions are impacting nearly every product category, supplier and consumer. Join MCAA and Ferguson on Sept. 23 at 2pm ET for a discussion into today’s challenging supply landscape. http://ow.ly/7AtI50G85Rf

Did you know MCAA members can enroll with @ClickSafetyOT and receive 10% off OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 training courses?
https://www.mcaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/ClickSafety-Partner-Discount-Flyer-MCAA-2021.pdf

CRW Mechanical won the bid for a parking garage’s gas piping project by switching to a @MilwaukeeTool M18™ Force Logic™ Long Throw Press Tool, saving 15 percent on the project’s labor costs and 125 hours—all with just one Long Throw Press Tool onsite.

http://ow.ly/bc6450G7WtU

Load More...