The New York State Department of Labor has implemented the HERO Act in cooperation with the NYS Department of Health. This act is not only in effect for COVID-19 but any highly infectious airborne disease that may occur. The HERO act is implemented to stay in place but will only be in effect when there is any highly infectious airborne disease.
What the New York State HERO Act is
The New York State Department of Labor put in effect most recently as September 4th, employers’ infectious disease plan must be distributed to its employees under the HERO Act. Employers can choose to adopt the policy plan from the The New York State Department of Labor or create their own alternate plan that meets the standards and requirements. Employers also must conduct a verbal review of their policy plan under the HERO Act to stay in compliance. Employers will be subject to $50 daily fines if they fail to comply with the The New York State Department of Labor with violations up to $10,000 to fail to abide by the requirements of the plan.
Who does the New York State HERO Act Affect?
The New York State Department of Labor required that by November 1st that employers with 10 or more employees must implement a joint labor-management workplace safety committee under the HERO Act. All non-governmental industries across New York and work sites, with the exception of any employee or employer within the coverage of a temporary or permanent OSHA standard on COVID-19, or airborne infectious diseases will have to comply. Employers will also be required to provide their workers with a written plan even in other languages if their employees primary language is not english. Employers with 10 or more employees must also post a copy of their prevention plan visible to their employees at each workplace required by The New York State Department of Labor.
New York State Department of Labor Requirements
This does not change the Labor poster requirements that you receive from Labor Love but these separate posters are required to be displayed at each of your workplaces alike to labor posters.