[vc_row bg_image=”15695″ top_padding=”300″ bottom_padding=”110″ bg_position=”center center”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_headline font=”font-special” size=”fontsize-xxxl” color=”#ffffff” weight=”fontweight-700″ lineheight=”lh-12″ class=”lowercase”]HERO ACT REQUIRMENTS RECENTLY ENACTED[/minti_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_section” bg_position=”left top”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”50″][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_headline size=”fontsize-xxxl”][/minti_headline][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row top_padding=”0″ bottom_padding=”50″][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Previously, STA informed its membership of the impending enactment of requirements of the New York HERO Act. As of September 8, 2021, those requirements are now in effect.

In an announcement by Governor Kathy Hochul, COVID-19 was designated as a public health risk which in turn triggered workplace safety requirements under the HERO Act. This act requires that all New York State employers adopt and maintain an airborne disease prevention plan to be implemented when an airborne infectious disease has been identified by the New York State Commissioner of Health as a “highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health.”

STA members should keep in mind several of the most important aspects and requirements of the HERO Act.

More information and guidance on the HERO Act will be provided to STA members as it becomes available.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_section” bg_position=”left top”][vc_column width=”1/1″][minti_divider margin=”0″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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