Bloomberg Law
Oct. 29, 2020, 8:21 PMUpdated: Oct. 30, 2020, 1:45 PM

Big Unions Sue OSHA to Force Infectious Disease Regulation (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

A coalition of unions filed a petition Thursday asking the Ninth Circuit to order the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to enact a rule protecting workers from airborne diseases as Covid-19 cases continue to soar.

The unions, including American Federation of Teachers and American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, want the San Francisco-based court to require OSHA to accelerate its long-delayed infectious disease standard (RIN:1218-AC46), which the agency has been working on since 2010.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is specifically asked to require OSHA to issue a notice of proposed ...

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