HIOSH TO ADOPT EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD (ETS) FOR HEALTHCARE – JULY 25, 2021

Posted on Jul 14, 2021 in HIOSH News

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HIOSH will adopt the Federal OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Healthcare regarding COVID-19. The standard will be adopted with only minor changes to dates referenced in 29 CFR §1910.502(s) and with a 6 month limitation of (July 25, 2021 to January 25, 2022) as required under the 396-4 Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS).

Click here for the Published Legal Notice and Emergency Temporary Standard.

A HIOSH Direction for Inspection Procedures for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard can be found with HIOSH adopted guidelines at: https://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/guidelines/directives/


1910.502(s)

Dates.

1910.502(s)(1)

Effective date. This section is effective as of July 25, 2021.

1910.502(s)(2)

Compliance dates.

1910.502(s)(2)(i)

Employers must comply with all requirements of this section, except for requirements in paragraphs (i), (k), and (n) of this section by August 8, 2021.

1910.502(s)(2)(ii)

Employers must comply with the requirements of this section in paragraphs (i), (k), and (n) of this section by August 25, 2021.


Currently, the ETS can be found on the OSHA website: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/ets. HIOSH will publish its version of the emergency standard on their website by July 23, 2021 and will be found at: http://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/standards/standards-admin-rules-part-2/

 

HIOSH will also be adopting the Inspection Procedures for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard: DIR 2021-02 (CPL 02) on July 19, 2021. HIOSH will mirror Federal OSHA on this directive, excluding references to the National Emphasis Program – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): DIR 2021-01 (CPL-03), which can be found at https://www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/directives/DIR_2021-02_CPL_02.pdf.

HIOSH will publish it’s directive for viewing on July 19, 2021 and will be found at: http://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/guidelines/directives/.

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HIOSH has two reference pages for employers and employees for guidance and reference.

For Employees: http://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/covidforemployees/

For Employers: http://labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/covidresourceemployers/

 

More guidance for protecting workers can be found at:

https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/safework

https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/ets