Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2021, 7:15 PMUpdated: March 24, 2021, 7:49 PM

OSHA’s Virus Emergency Standard Far From Done, Officials Say (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration hasn’t determined if a Covid-19 emergency temporary standard is needed, the Labor Department’s deputy solicitor, Elena Goldstein, said Wednesday.

“They are hard at work determining whether to do so,” Goldstein said, speaking at an American Bar Association conference of attorneys specializing in worker health and safety issues.

President Joe Biden had issued an executive order setting March 15 as a deadline for OSHA to decide whether an emergency standard was needed and to enact the regulation. While a determination hasn’t been made that Covid-19 poses a new and deadly danger that would justify an ...