Washington, D.C. – Liz Fairchild, Executive Director of Business Forward, issued a statement in response to the the emergency temporary standard (ETS) issued by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
“The vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard released by the Department of Labor is not only necessary to protect the safety and wellbeing of American workers, it is critical for economic growth. In addition to the ETS, which covers two-thirds of all workers in the U.S., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is offering compliance assistance to businesses of all sizes in the form of fact sheets and sample plans.
These efforts by the Department of Labor mean businesses can protect current and future employees and promote public health, while ensuring we can all truly build back better.”
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