question created from collaged words such as what As employers and HR leaders finalize plans to meet OSHA’s deadlines, they should plan to be available for any questions from employees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently rolled out a proposed COVID-19 vaccination mandate for companies with 100 or more employees, affecting about 84 million private-sector workers. According to OSHA, companies must collect records of employees’ vaccination status by December 5 — and get employees vaccinated (or institute an alternate testing method) by January 4 — or face financial consequences. While the mandate is temporarily suspended, it is in employers’ best interests to prepare now so they’re not caught off guard if and when these do go into effect.

Here are three best practices for HR and business leaders to successfully implement the new vaccine mandate.

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