Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2021, 9:46 AMUpdated: May 26, 2021, 2:03 PM

Pressure Rising on Biden to Ditch OSHA Covid-19 Rulemaking (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Republican lawmakers and business groups are increasing pressure on the Biden administration to abandon efforts to develop an emergency workplace safety rule for Covid-19, calling a nationwide rulemaking unjustified given the vaccination campaign’s steady progress.

The latest resistance to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard comes as the White House’s formal review of the rule is now in its fifth week, a far longer period of analysis than worker advocates had anticipated.

The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has booked at least 46 meetings with interest groups through May 28, even though the emergency ...

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