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June 14, 2021

Manufacturers Will Not Be Required To Adhere To OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued a COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) that will not apply to any sectors except for health care.

The White House had previously considered issuing an ETS that would have included manufacturing companies. While manufacturers and the industrial metals industry had been bracing for the announcement, the Biden administration reversed course and now the industry will not be impacted by the ETS.

In related news and as a reminder: OSHA has released updated guidance  in response to the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for vaccinated workers and for unvaccinated workers. MSCI recommends that its members thoroughly review this new guidance.