A proposed permanent federal regulation protecting health-care workers from Covid-19 will be the focus of an online public hearing April 27, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday in a Federal Register notice.
The agency also will accept written comments through April 22, the notice said.
The measure would replace the health-care emergency temporary standard that OSHA announced on Dec. 27 that it was no longer enforcing. The agency stopped new enforcement after failing to meet a Dec. 21 deadline to enact a permanent regulation.
The new rule comes as Covid-19 cases and deaths have been trending downward across ...