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January 15, 2021

Farmers Sue Cal/OSHA Over COVID-19 ETS, Fearing Food Supply Impacts

January 6, 2021 at 3:19 PM
A coalition of agriculture industry groups is suing the California OSHA (Cal/OSHA) in a bid to overturn the state’s recently adopted COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) for workplace safety, charging the new rules exceed the agency’s authority and threaten to cripple food production and distribution chains. The action marks the second major lawsuit by industry groups to rescind the California ETS, with the first suit filed Dec. 16 by several employers and national business groups. “These regulations will disrupt food...

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