The Financial, Legal and Operational Impact of The New OSHA Guidelines
- Room: Dallas Ballroom A, Level 3
Tuesday, November 02, 2021: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
As a direct result of President Biden’s Executive Order regarding the safety and wellbeing of American healthcare workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on June 10, 2021 that was effective upon publication on June 21, 2021. The ETS applies to many patient care settings including general hospitals; trauma centers; specialty hospitals; teaching hospitals; and ambulatory care facilities. The ETS also applies to physician offices, dental offices, surgery centers, specialty care clinics, and urgent care centers. While many healthcare providers have voluntarily implemented COVID-19 prevention methods throughout the pandemic, the ETS establishes mandatory, nationwide standards that will be federally enforced. Our panelists will provide insight on how OSHA’s ETS has impacted the healthcare industry to date, specifically focusing on the operational, financial, and legal implications.