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Permanent Health-Care Covid Standard Hearing Date Set by OSHA (1)

March 22, 2022, 12:56 PMUpdated: March 22, 2022, 6:25 PM

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 ...