July 6, 2020
House Members Clash Over Need For OSHA To Issue Virus Safety Rule
Lawmakers at a May 28 House hearing on the Trump administration’s coronavirus response sparred over whether OSHA needs to craft an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for protecting workers from infections, previewing arguments that could arise in labor unions’ pending lawsuit to force issuance of an ETS. While acting OSHA chief Loren Sweatt refused to comment on the arguments for or against an ETS at the hearing, citing the pending suit, she defended other aspects of the agency’s COVID-19 agenda. That...
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