Stop OSHA Fines: Comply w/2022 COVID Practice Safety Rules

Length: 60 Minutes Expert: Matthew Deffebach, JD
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ALERT: OSHA announced it’s coming to inspect healthcare facilities to ensure they’re compliant. Between now and June 9th, you could get a visit from OSHA inspectors, and it’s important that you’re ready if they do show up. And a new OSHA proposed rule announced 3/28 has made compliance even more complicated.

Make no mistake about it, OSHA is actively enforcing it’s COVID-related safety guidelines – even though their vaccine mandate was shot down by the Supreme Court.

Letting your guard down on OSHA protection measures for your employees against COVID can lead to fines and penalties of up to $14,000 for each violation (and that’s just for unintentional violations). Willfully ignoring the requirements can open you up to even higher fines of more than $130,000 for each violation.

It is essential that you figure out exactly which OSHA employee safety measures your practice is required to comply with and which ones are optional. The rules are too confusing, and the risk is too high to go it alone.

That’s where employment attorney and OSHA litigator, Matthew Deffebach, JD, comes in. During his online training, Matthew will walk you through the latest OSHA employee COVID protection requirements to ensure you can comply with confidence. By attending, you’ll receive specifics on how to adhere to the new rules to decrease your chances of being hit with OSHA litigation and hefty fines.

  • What happens if your state law is different from OSHA’s mandates?
  • Are there any specific testing documentation requirements for unvaccinated staff?
  • How can you identify and avoid potential employee OSHA complaints?
  • Does OSHA have respiratory protection (mask) rules you must comply with?
  • Who is required to pay for COVID testing supplies – your practice or your employees?
  • Are you expected to adhere to OSHA rules if you have fewer than 100 employees?
  • Will OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard final rule impact your COVID mitigation measures?
  • Is it necessary to provide employees with personal protective equipment on the job?
  • Is paid time off mandated for employees getting vaccinated or recovering from side effects?
  • Do OSHA rules necessitate you verify employee vaccination cards? If so, how?
  • And so much more…

Bottom line: OSHA’s protections for employees against COVID are not optional.

Failure to comply with these OSHA regulations can open your practice up to serious fines and penalties, and possibly even lawsuits from your employees. However, you can reduce your risk of financial and legal ramifications if you know which of OSHA’s rules are required for your practice.

There’s too much at stake for you to face navigating OSHA employee COVID protection guidelines and mandates alone. Sign up for this essential, expert-led online training today. Don’t wait – Register now.

Meet Your Expert

Matthew Deffebach
JDPartner at Haynes and Boone

Matthew Deffebach, JD is a partner at Haynes and Boone and is the chair of the firm’s OSHA and Workplace Disasters Practice Group. He assists healthcare clients to implement preventative measures to minimize OSHA claims and reduce their exposure to litigation. Matt is board certified in labor and employment law.

As an OSHA litigator, Matt has appeared in more than 30 states handling OSHA matters. He is familiar with both state and Federal OSHA program requirements. He has also successfully defended clients in OSHA administrative trials, including recent trials on PPE, Recordkeeping, and other regulatory matters.

In 2010, Law360 by Portfolio Media, Inc. named him a “Rising Star” and one of ten employment lawyers under 40 to watch. Thereafter, he received the 2013 International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology Client Choice award as the sole recipient in the Employment and Labor category in Texas. He has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation (Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) as a “Labor & Employment Star – South (2019-2021) and a Labor & Employment Star – West (2019).

Reviews

The webinar was engaging, and the speaker was easy to listen to.
Lauren Pratt
Infection Control and Employee Wellness Coordinator, Burrell Behavioral Health