OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Employers
On June 10th, OSHA announced a new “Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare” and updated guidance for “everyone.”
The guidance expressly states that it, “is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations.” Wait! Before you breathe a sigh of relief and stop reading, consider this. When a federal agency tells employers what it recommends employers do and an employer chooses to not follow that guidance, it could give rise to a negligence or other claim.