The Occupational Security and Well being Administration on Monday mentioned it might proceed to implement the Healthcare Emergency Non permanent Normal.
The usual was issued June 21 and was anticipated to be finalized right into a rule inside six months. OSHA mentioned it nonetheless plans to problem a ultimate rule.
Whereas OSHA will drop the non-recordkeeping components of the usual, the log and reporting provisions will stay in impact, the company mentioned Monday.
“With the rise of the Delta variant this fall, and now the unfold of the Omicron variant this winter, OSHA believes the hazard confronted by healthcare staff continues to be of the very best concern and measures to forestall the unfold of COVID-19 are nonetheless wanted to guard them,” OSHA mentioned. “Given these details, and given OSHA’s anticipated finalization of this rule, OSHA strongly encourages all healthcare employers to proceed to implement the ETS’s necessities as a way to shield workers from a hazard that too usually causes loss of life or critical bodily hurt to workers.”
OSHA mentioned it should “vigorously implement” the usual, together with the Private Protecting Tools and Respiratory Safety Requirements.