Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2020, 8:14 PM

OSHA Coronavirus Rule Mandate Reintroduced by House Democrats

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

House Democrats are making a second try at forcing OSHA to enact an emergency rule aimed at protecting health-care workers from coronavirus infections.

The House version of the next coronavirus stimulus bill includes a provision mandating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issue a rule requiring health-care providers to institute infection prevention programs, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

The Senate is also drafting bill and it has failed to win enough support to pass. A draft version of the Senate Covid-19 bill contained no OSHA rule requirement and set aside $10 million for Labor Department enforcement agencies.

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