After passing the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO ACT), the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) issued its “Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan.” The NY HERO ACT mandates that employers adopt the DOL’s model plan or establish an alternative plan that at least meets the DOL’s minimum requirements by August 5, 2021. What does this mean for your company?
Businesses Need to Act Now
- By August 5, 2021, employers are required to adopt an Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan
- By September 4, 2021, employers must notify and make their plan available to all employees
- By November 1, 2021, employers with 10 or more employees must begin allowing employees to form joint labor management workplace safety committees
For more resources from the NYS DOL, visit their NY HERO ACT webpage.