Bloomberg Law
April 16, 2020, 8:59 PM

Labor Watchdog Starts Review of OSHA Virus Guidance, Actions

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The Labor Department’s internal watchdog has launched a review of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s coronavirus guidance for employers and related actions.

The review, which will extend through September 2021, was mandated in the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136), the $2.2 trillion relief bill signed into law March 27. The Office of Inspector General also will look at the pandemic-response efforts of other Labor Department agencies in addition to working with state agencies to crack down on fraud in unemployment insurance claims.

Officials from the IG’s office are expected to meet with OSHA counterparts next week to ...

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