DOH Provides Guidance on PPE Regulation

DOH has issued guidance on the PPE stockpile regulation adopted by the Public Health and Health Planning Council on July 29. Click here to access the PPE Stockpile Guidance Hospitals must be in compliance with the regulation by August 31. The first measurement date...

PHHPC Adopts Revised PPE and Surge & Flex Regulations

The Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) adopted the following revised regulations at its July 29, 2021 meeting: Revised PPE Stockpile Regulation Revised Surge and Flex Regulation The regulations, which were adopted on an emergency basis, are effective...

DOH Moving to Make Emergency Rules Permanent

DOH has signaled its intent to make permanent several emergency rules adopted during the state’s COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration. The COVID-19 emergency rules to become permanent include Surge and Flex, and PPE stockpile requirements. The Surge and Flex...

Crosswalk to Assist in OSHA ETS Compliance

OSHA has released inspection and enforcement procedures for the COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) issued last month. Employers must comply with most provisions as of July 6, and with the physical barriers, ventilation and training requirements by...

OSHA COVID-19 Health Care Emergency Temporary Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated. It was published on June 21 as an interim final rule....