Bloomberg Law
May 7, 2021, 10:00 AM

Emergency OSHA Covid Rule Drawn Out by More White House Meetings

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The White House’s regulatory office has decided to spend more time reviewing an OSHA Covid-19 emergency temporary standard, granting a string of new meetings with union and business groups, even as the pandemic begins to show signs of subsiding.

At least 30 meetings lasting through May 13 had been scheduled by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as of Thursday. The sessions with groups representing employers, workers, and occupational health specialists started April 28, two days after OIRA received the standard, which has not been made public.

“The demand is very high, which speaks to why OSHA should have ...

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