NYS HERO Act Compliance Dates Postponed

Dear Group Member,

Last week we sent out a summary of recent Covid-19 legislative updates (See attached Safety Alert).  An update from NYS has just been issued postponing the compliance dates for the NY Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO Act).
The HERO Act amends the New York Labor Law (NYLL) in relation to preventing occupational exposure to an airborne infectious disease.

NYS now has until July 5, 2021 to publish their model “Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standards.” Once these industry-specific standards are issued, employers will have 30 days to implement their own infectious disease exposure prevention plan.

If you have any questions please contact the LSM safety department, or your local safety representative.
Thank you,
Safety Department of Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC