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OSHA Vows Virus Enforcement Discretion For ‘Good Faith’ Compliance

April 17, 2020 at 5:23 PM
OSHA is promising to exercise “discretion in enforcement” if employers are unable to comply with various testing, training, inspection and other safety mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, writing in a new memo that there will be no penalties for those violations as long as businesses make “good faith” attempts to comply. The discretionary enforcement policy is detailed in an April 16 guidance signed by Deputy Assistant Labor Secretary Amanda Edens, titled “Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer's Good...

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