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September 26, 2021

OSHA Deputy Says Agency Will Let COVID-19 ETS Expire This Year

August 31, 2021 at 6:18 PM
OSHA’s deputy regulatory chief told an Aug. 31 conference the agency plans to let its COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) expire after a six-month window, noting that while future developments could lead officials to reverse course, its plan “at this point” is to allow the rule to sunset before proposing a permanent disease rule. “At this point, OSHA expects the ETS to be in effect for six months, although we are monitoring COVID rates and changes in medical information and...

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