Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2021, 1:36 PMUpdated: June 25, 2021, 6:47 PM

Unions Seek Appeals Court Review of OSHA Virus Standard (2)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The AFL-CIO labor federation and two individual unions are asking federal appeals courts to review OSHA’s new Covid-19 emergency temporary standard for the health-care industry.

The AFL-CIO and United Food and Commercial Workers filed a joint petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday, complaining the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s measure was drawn too narrowly.

“The ETS, which protects healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19, fails to protect employees outside the healthcare industry who face a similar grave danger from occupational exposure to COVID-19,” according to the ...

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