Employers: Important Reminder Regarding New OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

On December 17, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted a temporary stay and ruled that OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) had the authority to issue their emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Covid-19 vaccination and testing.

The core of the ETS requires employers with more than 100 employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by January 4, 2022, or have unvaccinated employees submit to weekly covid-19 testing and wear a mask in the workplace. Learn more about OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard.

Discovery Health MD remains dedicated to providing risk reduction strategies to keep you and your employees safe in your workplace, limit the impacts of Covid-19 to your company, and be in compliance with OSHA’s new vaccination and testing standards at your place of business.

How Discovery Health MD can help

 

We are partnered with various entities in the public and private sector, and we are here to serve you as well. Please visit our COVID-19 testing service page for an overview of how Discovery Health MD can assist in keeping your places of business safe from COVID-19 and in compliance with the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). If you have any additional questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact our accounts department directly with the information below.

During these challenging times for all of us, Discovery Health MD wishes you and your employees and safe and successful new year!

[email protected]

Hannah Erickson | [email protected] | (612) 719 6545
Armand Hamberlin | [email protected] | (253) 342-1153


Vaccination Options

 

Our Vaccination team has gone through a lot of changes and we want you to be as informed as possible on our procedures. Please review the below and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

For vaccination requests, we do not need a manifest sent ahead of time (still needed for testing requests). Please note that all vaccinations are free.

Designated Locations

We offer vaccines at our Pier 90 location every Tuesday from 830am-1215pm. This is a walk-in clinic (no appts necessary) and best for small crew numbers.

We offer vaccines at our community site in Puyallup on Wed-Sat 10am-645pm. This is also a walk-in clinic.

We no longer have vaccinations in Dutch Harbor, AK. Please contact the local clinic there for any vaccines.

Mobile

We can book onsite mobile clinics for larger crew counts, no minimum number needed. These need to be scheduled 2 weeks in advance. We will need an indoor or outdoor space to hold a clinic. Please email Taylor for any questions and email Taylor and [email protected] for scheduling.

 

COVID-19 Business Network

 

Now that these anticipated requirements have been announced, Discovery Health MD is here to help. We offer consulting and recommendations to help businesses like yours stay ahead of the curve, while our platform incorporates vaccine record storage, and can intake test records regardless of technology or testing location so that you can have all your records in one place.

To help Seattle-based employers comply with OSHA guidelines while revitalizing the economy, Discovery Health MD has proposed the creation of a system of COVID-19 testing clusters throughout Seattle’s downtown and Bellevue.

To learn about our services and find a solution that’s right for you, click below:

 

Learn More about DHMD’s COVID-19 Business Network…

About the Author:

Discovery Health MD is a Seattle-based medical risk management and consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations mitigate medical risk among large mobile and remote workforces. They have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. They leverage the expertise of a seasoned team of medical professionals and close ties with local academic institutions to streamline back-to-work protocols and testing options for the maritime industry and beyond.

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