OSHA Rule Protecting Workers From Covid Expected Soon

April 12, 2021, 9:30 AM

Mask mandates are coming down across the country, even as Covid cases are rising in most states. But the Biden administration appears poised to reinstate masking and other social distancing rules for recalcitrant governors — at least in the workplace. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is preparing to issue new short-term regulations to protect workers from catching Covid-19 on the job, according to lawyers tracking the agency’s efforts. They could be made public as early as this week, these lawyers say, and take effect soon after that.

Most private-sector employers in the U.S. must follow rules for workplace ...

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