OSHA Announces a New Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

OSHA Announces a New Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

  OSHA announced a new Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing. Here are four things you need to know: Employers with at least 100 employees will be required to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy unless they adopt a policy requiring unvaccinated workers to undergo weekly testing and wear a face covering at work. Covered employers must provide paid time for workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and ensure workers have paid sick leave to recover from any side effects that prevent them from working. Employers must comply with most provisions by 30 days after the date of publication in…
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2021 PhilaPOSH Awardees

We're excited to announce the honorees for our 37th Annual Awards Program, which will be held on November 12, 2021. ANGELIC LOWE & TRACI GOLDSTEIN: OUTSTANDING HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM AWARD Angelic Lowe is the Health and Safety Awareness Educator for the Laborers District Council Benefits Funds. She is dedicated to serving their members and families. The focus of the program includes educational health and wellness of children and families, as it relates to nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental health awareness, and all aspects of safety. She also schedules and organize local union wellness visits consisting primarily of health screenings.…
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National Agenda for Worker Safety and Health

Rights and protections we need now On February 3, PHILAPOSH joined with National COSH and over 100 worker groups to release the National Agenda for Worker Safety and Health. Developed by workers, unions, safety advocates, and worker organizations, the agenda brings together ideas based on real experience in our workplaces to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and other hazards in our workplaces.   Around the country, and here in Pennsylvania, there have been multiple COVID-19 outbreaks among retail, food processing, childcare, nursing home workers, and many others. Until now, the response to the pandemic from employers and our government has been…
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OSHA Basics: Your Rights on the Job

Steps to Take For Reporting Unsafe Work Conditions The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) of 1970 is a United States labor law that governs occupational health and safety in both the federal government and private sector. Congress enacted OSHA in 1970, and it was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. It was enacted to ensure employees have safe and healthy working conditions by establishing standards and enforcing those standards be complied with regarding training, education, outreach, and assistance. OSHA Standards OSHA standards are rules that describe the process that employers must use to ensure that their workers…
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