Inside OSHA

September 22, 2020

Halt In COVID-19 Bill Negotiations Shifts Focus To State Rulemakings

August 10, 2020 at 5:31 PM
The halt in Congress’ negotiations over a coronavirus response bill means supporters of either a legislative mandate for either OSHA issuing a standard for worker COVID-19 protections or employer virus liability waivers are unlikely to quickly see progress at the federal level, turning focus to states’ rules addressing the pandemic. After two weeks of talks on the next virus legislation that turned in part on Democrats’ demand for an OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS) and Senate Republicans’ proposal for sweeping...

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