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August 8, 2020

OSHA Steps Up COVID-19 Enforcement With Respiratory Policy Citation

July 21, 2020 at 3:53 PM
OSHA is citing a health care company over inadequate worker protections for COVID-19 at odds with requirements in its existing respiratory protection standards, in what appears to be the agency’s first major enforcement action against an employer for not implementing sufficient protections against the virus. The citation , which is dated July 13 but was only announced publicly on July 21, could help OSHA counter arguments from worker groups and Democrats that its reliance on existing rules like the respiratory...

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