LC Staffing OSHA ETS Update, 12/29
We hope that your holidays have found you healthy, happy, and thriving. The New Year is just around the corner, but since the news doesn’t stop, we at LC want to keep you updated on new developments with OSHA’s Covid-19 ETS.
If you’re just catching up, we’ve collected much of the relevant information on our last blog post, which you can find here:
The ETS went from the 6th Court of Appeals to the US Supreme Court on Friday, December 17th. An emergency application was filed before the Supreme court, requesting an immediate stay (this is legalese for a temporary pause) on the ETS, while the case is reviewed. The written argument for this emergency application is due tomorrow, December 30th, so we would expect a decision whether a stay will be placed on the ETS soon after.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case on January 7th, 2022. Yes–this futuristic-sounding date is but a week away. Depending on the length of their deliberations, it’s likely we will have more final information before the first two weeks of 2022 have run their course.
If a stay or anything else happens, we will communicate the update and what it means for how LC plans to comply with federal policy.
IF the ETS takes effect on the most recent dates published by OSHA, workers who are not vaccinated against Covid-19 who work for companies with more than 100 employees (this includes LC)will be required to mask in the workplace starting on January 10th, 2022. Weekly Testing, Masking, and Reporting via PreWorkScreen for these same workers will begin on February 9th. LC will provide resources and guidelines for testing as we get closer to February date.
With all this, we at LC want you to know that we’re on your team. Whether you’re looking for a job, trying to hire, or want to keep the job you have, we’re committed to doing our best to serve your needs while complying where required. Please reach out to your branch office if we can be helpful!