Bloomberg Law
Jan. 5, 2022, 6:05 PMUpdated: Jan. 5, 2022, 8:24 PM

Unions Seek to Force OSHA Revival of Covid Health-Care Rule (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

Federal workplace safety regulators unlawfully withdrew requirements for health-care employers to protect workers from Covid-19 infections, a coalition of unions alleged in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

“The Unions file this Petition because the agency tasked with shielding nurses and other healthcare workers from unsafe work conditions, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has failed to protect them as expressly required by law,” the labor groups told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

At issue is the agency’s emergency temporary standard that required health-care employers to take specific measures to protect staff by implementing Covid ...