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Jan. 21, 2021, 9:06 PMUpdated: Jan. 21, 2021, 11:12 PM

Biden Calls for Tougher OSHA Covid-19 Enforcement, Signs Order (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The Biden administration has ordered OSHA and another federal agency to determine whether there’s a need for emergency temporary standards protecting workers from on-the-job Covid-19 infections.

“I am calling for the enforcement of more stringent worker safety standards,” President Joe Biden said Thursday, adding that the enforcement will help protect workers while Covid-19 vaccinations continue.

The president’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness released Thursday calls for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue updated guidance on Covid-19 worker protections. It also directs OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration to consider whether emergency temporary ...

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