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Get Clued in on OSHA ETS Compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard (OSHA ETS) for COVID-19 affects employers across the country.

As we get closer to the first deadline to comply, Dec. 6, you may have already asked:

  • What’s the best option for educating and reminding my employees of the standard?
  • How will my employees document their vaccination or weekly testing statuses?
  • Is there an optimal way to report my workforce’s information back to OSHA?

Rest assured, we’ve got what you need to get clued in on the answers to these questions and more.

How we help

Meet Clue™, the latest addition to our single software that helps you securely collect, track and manage the vaccination and testing data for your entire workforce.

Clue has the functionality you need to help ensure your compliance and navigate this new challenge.

Accessible anywhere, anytime through Employee Self-Service®, Clue allows your workforce to easily, quickly and securely enter their vaccination or weekly testing information. It also provides automatic reminders to help affected employees stay on top of their weekly testing requirement.

Clue’s insightful dashboard provides a single, intuitive location for all the information your team needs and actions that need to be taken. And through the power of predefined and customized reports, your HR team is able to better prepare itself for a possible audit. Clue even enables you to customize fields to meet your business’s specific needs. By default, the tool includes reports covering:

  • vaccine type
  • vaccination status
  • first and second vaccine dose recipients
  • lost vaccination cards
  • test status
  • test types, dates tested and results
  • HR reviewers

By tracking the percentage of your fully vaccinated workforce, real-time test results and upcoming testing deadlines, Clue allows HR to monitor and analyze employees efficiently and thoroughly while enabling a quick response in the face of a positive case. HR is also able to verify or deny any vaccination or test submissions and may even send push notifications to instantly notify an employee of possible discrepancies.

Clue’s dashboard also offers versatility, giving HR the ability to test schedules with a mock effective date and exclude remote employees from the weekly testing cycle. They may even add Form 3 exemptions for medical and religious accommodations.

Best of all, this tool works seamlessly with the rest of our single software, such as Ask Here, Government & Compliance, Paycom Learning and Documents & Checklists.

OSHA ETS recap

While the requirements are pending legal challenges, the standard mandates all businesses of 100 or more employees to ensure their staff is either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or their unvaccinated personnel are providing weekly negative test results by Jan. 4, 2022. Note that while you must provide a maximum of four hours of paid time off to your employees so they may get vaccinated, you are not obligated to pay for the mandated weekly tests.

However, covered businesses must require their unvaccinated employees to wear a face mask while in the workplace by Dec. 6. Additionally, employers must adhere to OSHA’s record-keeping guidance and communicate the policies of the ETS to their workforce.

The ETS will be in effect for at least six months, and OSHA must pass a permanent rule in order for the standard to persist.

Learn more about how Clue helps your business stay safe and compliant here.


DISCLAIMER: The information provided herein does not constitute the provision of legal advice, tax advice, accounting services or professional consulting of any kind. The information provided herein should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional legal, tax, accounting or other professional advisers. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult a professional adviser who has been provided with all pertinent facts relevant to your particular situation and for your particular state(s) of operation.