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OMB’s Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices establishes policies and procedures for the development, issuance, and use of significant guidance documents by Executive Branch departments, including requiring that agencies enable the public to request that significant guidance documents be created, reconsidered, modified or rescinded. To petition for a significant guidance document to be created, modified, reconsidered, or rescinded, email the Department of Labor. Petitions should identify the specific guidance document by name and include your reason(s) for the request.
On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation.” In response, the Department issued a final rule January 27, 2021 to rescind its August 28, 2020 rule on guidance documents.
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This 2-sided pamphlet in English and Spanish provides information on how to protect indoor and outdoor workers from heat illness.
This direction establishes inspection procedures and enforcement policies for the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, 29 CFR § 1910.502, and 29 CFR § 1910.504.
This pamphlets reminds employers and workers of ways to protect themselves and others during outdoor and indoor heat exposure, (in Spanish).
A sample presentation developed by OSHA that employers or other instructors may customize and use to train their employees according to the requirements of OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS, 29 CFR 1910.504.
This flow chart explains the steps that employers must take when notified an employee is COVID-19 positive, told by a licensed healthcare provider that they are suspected to have COVID-19 or is experiencing certain COVID-19 symptoms, or has been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive person in the workplace.
This document, in Spanish, provides sample questions that may be used by employers to screen their employees for COVID-19 symptoms or develop screening protocols.
In response to OSHA’s COVID-19 Healthcare ETS, employers should consider using the following questions as part of your discussions to help ensure that needed information is shared and that your plan is sufficiently protective.
This document explains the reporting requirements of the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS.
In response to OSHA's COVID-19 Healthcare ETS, employers with more than 10 employees may use this template to develop a written COVID‑19 plan for their workplace.
A sample presentation developed by OSHA that employers or other instructors may customize and use to train their employees according to the requirements of OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS, 29 CFR 1910.502.
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