COVID Safety Requirements: UT CIS Experts Can Help You Comply


Even though the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (issued on Nov. 5, 2021) for employers with more than 100 employees, workplaces can still be cited for COVID-related issues.

For instance, TOSHA can still cite companies who have work-related COVID hazards under the General Duty Clause. They can also cite companies for not properly recording work-related COVID illnesses on their OSHA 300 log. And, if an employer REQUIRES employees to wear an N95 mask at work, that employer would then fall under the requirements of OSHA’s respiratory protection standard.

If you have any questions about how these issues pertain to your workplace, or if you have any other OSHA-related questions, please contact Bryan Lane at


Meet Our Experts

Bryan Lane is a Safety Consultant and Program Coordinator at UT CIS. Lane manages the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center in Tennessee, which provides OSHA standards and trainer classes for participants interested in becoming Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers. As an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer, Lane develops and delivers safety training, conducts safety audits, and develops OSHA-compliant safety programs for Tennessee companies. His expertise include OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour General Industry, OSHA 10-Hour Construction, OSHA Safety Program Development, OSHAS Standard-Specific Training, Accident Investigation and OSHA 18001 Training and Auditing.

Lane’s expertise includes 30 years of industry and consulting experience in safety and quality assurance, inventory control, lean manufacturing, and sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a certification for OHSAS 18001 Internal Auditor. Contact Bryan

Tags Safety