OSHA Releases COVID – 19 Emergency Temporary Standard

On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) released the COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which requires all employers with 100+ employees to ensure their employees are vaccinated by January 4, 2022, or require their unvaccinated employees to produce a negative test on at least a once a week basis. The COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Emergency Temporary Standard does apply to the Postal Service. The NPMHU is reviewing the ETS and its impact on Postal Service employees. Additional information will be disseminated when known.

OSHA’s interim rule

OSHA/DOL Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standard FAQs (pdf)

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