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Preparing for OSHA’s Vaccination ETS

BREAKING UPDATE: The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has dissolved the stay of what has become commonly referred to as OSHA’s “Vaccine ETS”. OSHA has announced all requirements except testing must be in compliance by January 10, 2022 and testing by Feb 9, 2022. Read on to find out how this applies to your company and how you can become compliant quickly.

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On Thursday, November 4th, OSHA announced a new Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing. You’ve probably seen extensive coverage of the ETS but here’s a brief summary and what Harness Software is doing to help clients adhere & avoid citations.

Among other things, the ETS states that all employers with 100 or more employees must:

  • Establish, implement, and enforce a policy allowing employees to elect either to get vaccinated or to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at the workplace.
  • Determine the vaccination status of each employee, obtain acceptable proof of vaccination from vaccinated employees, maintain records of each employee’s vaccination status, and maintain a roster of each employee’s vaccination status.
  • Make certain records available for examination and copying to an employee (and to anyone having written authorized consent of that employee) or an employee representative.

Employers must adhere to this standard within 30 days (depending on court injunctions) or risk significant OSHA fines. Here’s a link to the full FAQ’s on the ETS

Harness Software is making compliance quick and easy for you with a Vaccination Status Form.

Watch A demo of the form below!

What YOU need to do:

  • Determine your company’s requirements based on employee numbers
  • Start collecting employee information daily until your entire workforce is accounted for

Don’t wait for the court cases to settle. Start planning your compliance now, and don’t be caught off guard.

Harness Software makes no judgments on whether vaccine mandates are right or not. We only want to ensure your company is prepared.
Find out more about how Harness can help by booking a demo today.

Best In Class Safety News

Harness Launches Major Redesign Of Its Construction Safety App

Harness has worked with customers over a three-year period to add exciting new features and an improved look & feel to the app that was already loved by the field.

November 22nd, 2021

Harness Software announced today that it is launching a new version of its much-loved safety app for contractors. Dubbed by the Harness team as “Harness V2”, the new version is a ground-up rebuild of the app that first launched in 2017 and is used daily by over 35,000 field personnel across North America.

Here are just some of the new features in V2:

Completely redesigned look & feel

Based on input from field personnel, Harness now has a slicker, easier-to-navigate look that incorporates larger fonts & buttons, quicker transitions between pages, and a better way to identify what workers should be doing on each screen.

The “Inbox”

The new landing screen in Harness V2 shows a worker exactly what they need to focus on that day. Workers will get notifications in their inbox when they’re assigned a toolbox talk, miss an important safety activity, have a new training lesson to perform, or when they’re assigned a corrective action item by safety staff or management.

Improved Photo Handling & Editing

Workers that add photos to forms in Harness will now be able to see a preview of their photo on-screen AND perform edits on the photo such as cropping, rotating, adding annotations etc…Similar to other popular photo apps, Harness will still tag photos with time & date stamps and collect all photos added to Harness in a single view so you can browse them whenever you like. Watch a demo of the photo module below.

Lessons & Certifications

Companies now have access to a more comprehensive learning management module in Harness V2. Our team will help you create engaging lessons that can be taken by workers on any device with dynamic, custom-designed quizzes to prove a worker’s understanding of the training material.

The improved certifications tracker stores both internal and external training records for all your workers AND you can easily share those records via QR code with third parties such as general contractors, OSHA inspectors, and more.

Better Compliance & Performance Reporting

Companies told us they wanted Harness to help them answer two main questions; Is everyone in the field doing what they’re supposed to in terms of safety activities? And “Are safety best practices being adhered to on our job sites?

The new dashboards available in Harness V2 make answering both these questions easy. We provide real-time visualizations that can help managers & safety personnel identify top performers, areas of improvement, and high-risk conditions at a glance. Watch a demo of the reporting and compliance feature below.

Want to learn more about what’s in Harness V2? Book a demo today!