Bloomberg Law
May 20, 2021, 9:30 AM

Mask Guidelines Pose Challenge to OSHA’s ‘Grave Danger’ Mandate

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

OSHA will face a hard time justifying its Covid-19 emergency temporary standard following the CDC’s decision last week to allow fully vaccinated people to not wear masks, employer-side attorneys are saying.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration must prove that Covid-19 poses a “grave danger” to workers that a regulation can prevent. The White House’s regulatory office has been reviewing an OSHA standard, granting dozens of meetings with union and business groups, even as the pandemic begins to show signs of subsiding. OSHA instructed employers May 17 to follow the new CDC mask guidance for people fully vaccinated against Covid-19. ...

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