What are your immediate next steps to help guide compliance in operations and facilities?
On June 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") issued Emergency Temporary Standards ("ETS") designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and addressing the increased risk to employees in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated. The 916-page document includes requirements for protective practices and policies related to physical space, equipment, and facilities. The latest ETS went into effect on July 21, 2021 and will will remain in place for the next six months.
In this briefing, RTG offers several key takeaways and immediate considerations for the environment of care and healthcare facility and property management teams.