Forbes: What OSHA’s Updated COVID-19 Guidelines Mean For Business Leaders
Forbes recently published a leadership strategy column featuring an interview with G&A Partners Associate General Counsel Dave Berndt.
Forbes recently published a leadership strategy column featuring an interview with G&A Partners Associate General Counsel Dave Berndt. The column discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) updates to its COVID guidance for employers.
Of note is OSHA’s emergency temporary standard (ETS), which focuses on helping healthcare workers avoid contracting COVID-19.
“While OSHA said [it is] going to use [its] discretion ‘to avoid citing employers who miss a compliance deadline but [who] are making a good faith effort to comply with the ETS,’ this doesn’t remove the urgency,” Berndt says.
He recommends business leaders follow three steps to breeze through their next OSHA audit and demonstrate to their employees that they care:
- Conduct a hazard assessment.
- Create a written plan to mitigate virus spread.
- Provide healthcare workers with N95 respirators or other personal protective equipment.
Read or listen to the full article on Forbes.com today.