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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AD36 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings 

In accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order 13999 on Protecting Worker Health and Safety (January 21st, 2021), OSHA issued an emergency temporary standard to address the grave danger of COVID-19 in healthcare workplaces. This standard contains provisions necessary to ensure the health and safety of workers. The agency believes the danger faced by healthcare workers continues to be of the highest concern and measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are still needed to protect them. OSHA announced on December 27, 2021 that it intended to continue to work expeditiously to issue a final standard that will protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 hazards.  However, given that OSHA anticipated a final rule could not be completed in a timeframe approaching the one contemplated by the OSH Act, the agency has stopped enforcing the non-recordkeeping provisions.  OSHA has continued to work expeditiously to issue a final standard that will protect workers from COVID-19.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Section 3(f)(1) Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.501    29 CFR 1910.502    29 CFR 1910.504    29 CFR 1910.505    29 CFR 1910.506   
Legal Authority: Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-596)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  06/21/2021  86 FR 32376   
Interim Final Rule Effective  06/21/2021 
Interim Final Rule; Correction  07/14/2021  86 FR 37038   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended  06/21/2021  86 FR 38232   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Extended End  08/20/2021 
Final Rule  12/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andrew Levinson
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950