This OSHA standard requires large companies to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Beginning December 5, personnel not yet fully vaccinated must wear face coverings indoors, and those who don’t get the vaccine by January 4 will be required to provide weekly negative COVID-19 tests.
CGA President & CEO, Rich Gottwald, and Board of Directors Chair, Chris Ebeling, met with White House representatives on October 26, 2021 to express concerns about the unintended consequences of OSHA’s proposed Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a weekly negative test result if not vaccinated.
Our members are committed to deploying all available resources to respond to the increased demand for medical oxygen and working collaboratively with health care providers, as we fight this pandemic together.
We are providing this safety publication free of charge to help facilitate a safe response to the COVID-19 pandemic at healthcare facilities.
CGA provided medical oxygen safety resources and safe practices to aid in the safe rollout of oxygen supply depots in the state.
On December 23, 2020, we sent a letter from CGA President & CEO Rich Gottwald to all 50 U.S. governors and the Mayor of DC urging that portions of the essential medical, food, and industrial gas workforce be included in each state’s Frontline Essential Workers (Phase 1b) prioritization to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Medical oxygen is an essential part of patient care during the COVID-19 global pandemic, and the compressed gas industry is working diligently to safely and reliably supply health care systems in the U.S. and Canada. Each member is committed to deploy all available resources to respond to the increased demand for medical oxygen and to proactively communicate with health care providers as we fight this pandemic together. Healthcare is a top priority for CGA member companies.
The compressed gas industry is committed to making every effort to ensure sufficient supplies of dry ice for COVID-19 vaccines.
A CGA-led industry coalition including multiple food and beverage groups submitted a letter to Mike Pence expressing strong concern that the COVID-19 pandemic creates significant risk of a CO2 shortage.
CGA has signed an industry letter sent to representatives at all levels of the U.S. government, supporting a consistent definition of “critical infrastructure” across all jurisictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.