Inside OSHA

May 29, 2020

Legal Uncertainty Lingers On Mandating OSHA Virus Guide At Meat Plants

May 7, 2020 at 4:24 PM
A federal district court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by worker safety advocates aiming to require a meatpacking plant to apply OSHA guidance for reducing exposures to COVID-19, but advocates are already pursuing a formal rulemaking petition seeking to force the agency to issue an emergency standard for such facilities. The May 5 judge’s order says that the court must defer to the expertise of OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that jointly crafted April 26...

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