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September 22, 2020

OSHA Vows Enforcement Discretion In Bid To Ease Access To Respirators

April 9, 2020 at 5:20 PM
OSHA is aiming to ease healthcare workers’ access to respirators during the coronavirus pandemic by issuing two memos offering enforcement discretion of its respiratory protection standard for employers who must otherwise use NIOSH-approved respirators or devices from other countries. In addition the agency on April 8 issued a third enforcement memo that expands on a March enforcement discretion policy easing some of its respirator protection standards in order to boost access to adequate filtering facepiece respirators for healthcare workers, broadening...

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