December 1, 2023
Biden Sets March 15 Deadline For OSHA To Act On COVID-19 Standard
President Joe Biden is ordering OSHA to act by March 15 on a potential emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 that could include a mask mandate for workplaces, confirming expectations he would seek an imminent rule as part of a sweeping pandemic plan that also aims to bolster the agency’s enforcement and guidance. Biden on Jan. 21 directed OSHA to “consider whether any emergency temporary standards on COVID-19, including with respect to masks in the workplace, are necessary, and if...
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