Bloomberg Law
Sept. 3, 2021, 10:00 AM

OSHA Reviewing Next Chapter for Covid-19 Worker Safety Standard

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration faces a legal requirement to replace its Covid-19 emergency temporary standard for health-care with a permanent rule, but agency officials have yet to outline their plans to do so.

“As we have said before, OSHA is reviewing the ongoing need for the ETS on a monthly basis and is making decisions about the need for the standard as the pandemic progresses,” U.S. Department of Labor spokesperson Mandy McClure said in an emailed statement Thursday.

The agency utilized the emergency rulemaking procedure under the Occupational Safety and Health Act to issue the Covid-19 standard on ...