The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) will host a media briefing tomorrow, Thursday, October 28 at 2 pm ET about a pending workplace COVID-19 vaccine and testing standard, soon to be released by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard, expected to be released next week, will require employers to ensure that all workers are either fully vaccinated or are tested weekly.

The October 28 livestream, which will include affected workers, will begin at 2 pm ET. Reporters and news organizations can register and join using the link here.

Speakers are:

Jordan Barab, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, OSHA and former senior labor policy advisor to the House Committee on Education and Labor
Jessica E. Martinez, Co-Executive Director, National COSH
Anne Barden, dietary aide and cook at Trinity Hill Care Center, Hartford CT, and member of SEIU District 1199 New England
Marielena, a poultry plant employee and member of Western North Carolina Workers’ Center  (Note: Marielena is a pseudonym, to protect this workers’ privacy.)
Retail sector worker and member of United for Respect

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) is a national leader in the fight for safe, healthy working conditions. National COSH engages and impacts workers in communities across the country through a network of 23 state and local non-profit COSH groups (Coalitions/committees on Occupational Safety and Health).



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