What OSHA’s Updated Covid Guidelines Mean For Business Leaders

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued updated guidance to help employers protect unvaccinated workers in non-healthcare-related industries. The agency said the optional guidelines place special emphasis on industries that are noted for prolonged close-contacts including meat processing, manufacturing, seafood, and grocery and high-volume retail.

OSHA said employers, “should still take steps to protect unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers in their workplaces, or well-defined portions of workplaces.” It recommended employers discuss with workers and their representatives “ how to implement multi-layered interventions to protect unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers and mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

The recommended steps include:

Paid Time Off

  • Granting paid time…

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