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OSHA ETS + COVID-19 Resources

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard 2021

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses that present as the common cold but may also cause severe types of pneumonia and in some cases death. This page will serve as a resource for our clients, providing information that is needed to continue to safely care for patients while ensuring adequate protection for workers.

What is the OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard(ETS)?
In January of 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order which directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take action to reduce the risk that workers may contract COVID-19 in the workplace. As a result of that order, Federal OSHA issued the OSHA COVID-19 ETS on June 21, 2021. This standard was needed to ensure sufficient protections to reduce workplace exposures for healthcare workers who continue to put their lives on the line in helping people with COVID-19.

Who does it apply to?
The OSHA COVID-19 ETS applies to employers in settings where any employee provides healthcare services or healthcare support services where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated.

Exemptions from the Standard Webinar
Many outpatient medical + dental practices will be exempt from the requirements of this standard. Non-hospital-based ambulatory care settings will be able to claim the exemption by demonstrating that all non-workers are screened for indication of COVID-19 prior to entry. They will be denied entry if they have any indication of infection. Determine if your practice is exempt! Listen to the 15-minute recorded webinar.
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Handouts for the short recording. Handouts

How Will TMC Help Practices Who Must Comply with the OSHA COVID-19 ETS?
TMC has been and continues to be on top of this evolving situation. TMC has created and an online training course for your employees and two ETS packages depending on the level of TMC assistance you require. Both include a written plan and the support you need to be successful with the new standard.

ETS OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard Training Course
This training course reviews the ETS requirements, should your practice fall under the standard which includes: an outline of safety measures to reduce the spread of the infection which aligns with the CDC Infection Control Guidelines for COVID-19. This is approximately a 30-minute course with a post-test and CE credits. This is not a group training. Each employee must take the course individually. The course objectives include:  protect workers who are in grave danger because they are caring for patients who may have COVID-19 infection, outlines safety measures to reduce the spread of infection, and aligns with the CDC Infection Control Guidelines for COVID-19.

Price: 
$10 per person
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COVID-19 ETS Basic Plan
A written COVID-19 ETS Plan available in PDF fillable format and a recorded webinar to assist with customization of this written plan
A tool that will assist you in training your employees on the specifics of your written plan

Price:  Non-TMC OSHA Clients:  $750 (Federal Plan or States who adopt the Federal ETS, single location)
TMC OSHA Service Clients:  $500 for TMC OSHA clients (Federal Plan or States who adopt the Federal ETS with a single location or multiple sites performing same types of patient care)
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The COVID-19 ETS Plus Plan
One-on-one meeting with an expert provided via ZOOM in assist with implementation of this standard (Plus Plan only)
A written COVID-19 ETS Plan available in PDF fillable format and assistance in customization of this written plan
Written Respiratory Protection Plan
A tool that will assist you in training your employees on the specifics of your written plan

Price:  Non-TMC OSHA Clients:  $1,800 For Non-TMC OSHA clients (Federal Plan or States who adopt the Federal ETS, single location)
TMC OSHA Clients:  $1,400 for TMC OSHA clients (Federal Plan or States who adopt the Federal ETS, single location)
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Additional COVID-19 Resources from TMC

Pandemic Preparedness Plan
TMC has created a pandemic plan to reference during COVID-19, with resources specific to both medical and dental practices. We have a medical-specific plan and a dental-specific plan. This plan will meet the needs of practices that do NOT have to comply with the OSHA COVID-19 ETS.
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TMC Respiratory Protection Plan
Total Medical Compliance has developed a plan to assist healthcare providers in addressing the risk associated with exposure to airborne transmitted diseases.
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COVID-19 + ETS Recorded Webinars for Viewing
TMC has recorded complimentary webinars to address COVID-19 and information on OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS.
Webinars available:

  • OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard Exemptions and Requirements Webinar
  • Respiratory Protection:  Are All Masks or Respirators Created Equally?
  • Back to Work Webinar
  • Q + A: HIPAA Disclosures, Telehealth Use + Cyber Threats
  • Updated! Respiratory Protection:  Creating a Respiratory Protection Program

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Website Links – CDC Resources

Other Helpful Website Links

HIPAA + Telehealth:

Cybersecurity:

COVID-19 Microsite

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