Memo (COVID-19) - Repeal of Healthcare ETS


Memo (COVID-19) - Repeal of Healthcare ETS

PDF • 229.19 KB - April 04, 2022

The federal OSHA Healthcare ETS on Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 expired on December 21, 2021. On December 27, 2021, federal OSHA announced that it intended to continue to work toward issuing a final standard that would protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 hazards, to be included in a broader infectious disease rule.

The ETS remained in effect in North Carolina until it was repealed by the North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Josh Dobson with an effective date of March 4, 2022. This memo explains the citation process for alleged violations that occurred before the repeal of the ETS in North Carolina along with current enforcement of the COVID-19 log and reporting provisions of the ETS. Also reference the Memo - Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease.

Additional information and resources can be found on the safety and health topic page for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Recording and Reporting.

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