OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)


On November 4, 2021, OSHA released a COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This standard covers all private companies with 100 employees. As a result, this includes all printers with at least 100 employees. The ETS has many requirements. These include a written policy, maintain a record and roster of employee’s vaccination status, weekly testing, and masks for unvaccinated workers. 

For a list of all of the requirements and links to sample policies, go to Printing Industry Midwest’s (PIM) COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing ETS webpage, click here


December 5, 2021 –

All requirements of the standard except for employee testing.

January 5, 2022 –

Weekly employee testing for unvaccinated workers.


PIM is here to answer your questions about this and any other Safety or Environmental or regulatory questions.  Please email or call Paul Gutkowski at paulg@pimw.org or 612-400-6205 or Cathy Malinowski at cathym@pimw.org or 612-868-6771.

Visit www.pimw.org/environment-safety/ for all PIM Environmental, Health & Safety information or visit www.pimw.org/covid-19-and-the-print-industry/ to get all your COVID-19 questions answered.

Sadie Hagen
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