Bloomberg Law
March 12, 2021, 2:33 PM

Will OSHA Meet Virus Rule Deadline? Most Agree Delay Coming

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Federal workplace safety regulators rushing to come up with a Covid-19 emergency temporary standard by March 15 are getting heat from industry, which wants only updated guidance, and from worker advocates, who are seeking strict protections from airborne spread of the virus.

An OSHA emergency rule is expected to require employers to conduct an analysis of Covid-19 infection risk to workers and then implement protection programs based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the lack of information from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has led to speculation that the agency may miss the March ...

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