OSHA submitted its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 to the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on Oct. 13. As previously reported, the ETS is expected to implement a soft vaccine mandate for all employers with more than 100 employees.

Per FCA’s communications with OSHA representatives, we understand the review process will move quickly and have been told to expect the rule to be issued by the end of this month. We are also told it will have an implementation timeframe that will make it fully effective around the end of the year. FCA will continue monitoring this situation as it develops.