Bloomberg Law
Jan. 29, 2021, 4:00 PMUpdated: Jan. 29, 2021, 6:47 PM

Employers Get ‘Stronger’ Virus Guidance From DOL Regulators (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The U.S. Labor Department’s occupational safety agency issued what it described as “stronger worker safety guidance” to help employers combat the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace.

Jim Frederick, the Biden administration’s newly appointed deputy assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, said the updated guidance is “our first step” to re-establishing “that OSHA is advocating for workers.”

The agency used the guidance to advocate for businesses to establish infection prevention programs, but the advice isn’t legally binding. Its release comes after President Joe Biden ordered OSHA to determine whether there’s a need for emergency ...

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