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October 19, 2021

Employers Urge OSHA To Loosen COVID-19 Rule, Delay Enforcement

August 26, 2021 at 5:55 PM
Health care employers say OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) conflicts with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and say recent findings supports loosening key provisions in the rule, alongside calls to delay implementation by up to six months and scrap plans to enact a permanent version of the ETS. In letters filed ahead of an Aug. 20 deadline for public comment, several trade groups say the ETS sets unrealistic expectations for health care facilities that are constantly...

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