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ASA Submits Comments to OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing: Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

On Thursday, January 19, 2022, ASA, along with the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), submitted comments in response to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing:  Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).  Per the comments offered, we “reiterate the proactive measures taken by the CISC and the construction industry to address COVID-19, including the CISC’s efforts to increase vaccinations among the construction workforce; discuss the CISC’s concerns regarding the lack of stakeholder involvement in OSHA’s development of the ETS; describe how and why the construction industry is low risk and, thus, applying the ETS to the construction industry is not appropriate under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; and discuss some additional issues with the ETS as applied to the construction industry."