September 20, 2021
Boosted By Stimulus, OSHA Begins COVID-19 Enforcement ‘Emphasis’
OSHA is launching a new enforcement “emphasis” program to tackle COVID-19 workplace exposures, bolstered with $100 million in funding for the agency through the newly enacted stimulus law that will in part assist the enforcement effort, amid suggestions that OSHA might delay an emergency safety rule for the virus. On March 12, OSHA officials released new guidance for the terms of a COVID-19 national emphasis program (NEP), including criteria to identify “high-hazard industries” that will be targeted for a host...
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