Bloomberg Law
June 24, 2021, 2:03 PM

Carve-Outs in OSHA Covid-19 Health-Care Rule Create ‘Gray Areas’

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The federal government’s new Covid-19 health-care worker protection standard leaves “gray areas” for some employers when trying to determine if they need to adhere to all of the regulation’s mandates.

Attorneys and health-care organizations are advising employers to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard’s basic requirements, including conducting a hazard assessment, even if they believe they’re exempted.

“You can show you’re doing what OSHA wants you to do,” said A. Kevin Troutman, a partner with Fisher Phillips in Houston and a member of the firm’s Covid-19 response group. But, if inspected by OSHA, an employer will ...

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