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December 4, 2020

OSHA COVID-19 Violations List Touts Respiratory, General Duty Clause

November 18, 2020 at 3:17 PM
New OSHA data on its COVID-19 enforcement shows the agency is most often citing employers for violating respiratory protection standards but rarely invokes the general duty clause, even as OSHA is claiming that it can use that authority to mandate distancing, face coverings and other measures not required in regulation. OSHA recently released an employer guidance that lists each existing workplace safety standard that it has cited in COVID-19 enforcement actions, in order of frequency -- the first time it...

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