Inside OSHA

February 28, 2020

Agencies Take Steps To Protect Healthcare Workers From Coronavirus

February 12, 2020 at 3:43 PM
OSHA, EPA and other state and federal agencies are taking steps to protect healthcare and other workers against potential exposure from the deadly coronavirus, including OSHA’s suggestion that some existing standards might apply to preventing occupational exposure and EPA issuing guidance on using disinfectants to help limit the spread of diseases. But some lawmakers are warning that OSHA’s current rules are inadequate to protect against the respiratory disease and are calling on the agency to quickly issue an emergency standard...

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