On Thursday, the Swedish Work Environment Authority updated its guidelines for all industries and carefully reflected what is currently in place at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The move came on the same day that OSHA released a long-awaited temporary emergency for COVID-19 security, which only applies to healthcare professionals.
The New Guidelines for All Industries state that “unless otherwise required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, rules and regulations, most employers no longer need to take measures to protect their fully vaccinated workers who would not otherwise are exposed to COVID-19 exposure. "
OSHA officials said at a news conference on Thursday that the new guidance would cover sectors such as meat, shellfish processing, food and retail.
The agency said the new guidance, which requires mask wear and other protection, focuses only on "protecting unvaccinated workers in the workplace (or well-defined parts of the workplace)." It cites workers with pre-existing health conditions as those at risk. serious COVID-1
The recommendations are "advisory in nature and informative and are intended to help employers provide a safe and healthy workplace without recognized hazards that cause or are likely to cause death or serious injury," the guidelines state.
. 19659002] Occupational safety advocates on Thursday expressed concern that the new temporary standard for emergency care only covers healthcare staff.