May 29, 2020
OSHA Respirator Guide Falls Short Of Democrats’ Calls For ‘Virus’ Standard
OSHA has issued temporary guidance for discretionary enforcement of its respiratory protection standard that eases some requirements in order to boost access to adequate filtering facepiece respirators for healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic, but the guide falls short of Democrats’ calls for an emergency healthcare standard. The indefinite eased enforcement that allows alternatives to personal protective equipment such as face respirators follows guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that permits facemasks to be used in...
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