With the new OSHA ETS looming, businesses with over 100 employees are now scrambling to find solutions. The ETS mandates that employees must show proof of vaccination and if they are not vaccinated, they must test on a weekly basis.
Total Testing Solutions has updated its software (LINK) to be OSHA ETS compliant and provide a HIPAA compliant software solution for storing both vaccine and test data. TTS also provides a full support option for businesses that do not want to manage the data or day-to-day operations of Covid-19 compliance.
From a testing perspective, OSHA has allowed for a few options. Tests can be performed using any type of viral test Many large national companies were planning on using over-the-counter (OTC) test kits that employees could use to perform self-swabbing at home to meet compliance requirements. This solution appeared to be the easiest and most cost-effective way to meet compliance. With the latest ETS update, OSHA has added the need for proctoring.
Proctoring can be done in one of two ways. Either in-person using an employee (such as HR or on-site manager) or using a virtual healthcare provider. TTS has launched its new virtual proctoring solution to help meet the needs of businesses nationwide. The solution provides employers with a dedicated page for scheduling virtual appointments to perform testing under supervision and allow for all results to be added into LINK. Employees can then safely enter the workplace using QR codes that keep their health information private.
For more information on the OSHA ETS please watch the full webinar: