December 4, 2020
Biden Election Victory Tees Up OSHA Virus Standard, Enforcement Hike
President-Elect Joe Biden’s defeat of President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election sets up a quick reversal of several Trump OSHA policies including the agency’s decision not to craft an enforceable COVID-19 safety standard, along with likely moves to bolster its enforcement program and revive Obama-era rulemaking efforts. Employers and labor groups alike expect an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for the coronavirus to be one of Biden’s first priorities after his Jan. 20 inauguration, as he repeatedly pledged to...
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