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February 28, 2021

Public Citizen Claims USDA Blocked OSHA COVID Action At Meat Plants

February 9, 2021 at 5:39 PM
Public Citizen claims that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) blocked OSHA from investigating COVID-19 outbreaks at meat-packing plants during the early weeks of the pandemic, touting newly released documents it says show that USDA rejected the agency’s initial outreach and then kept OSHA in a “subservient” role. The group, which favors strict regulations on worker safety, on Feb. 8 released over 1,500 pages of documents OSHA turned over in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent...

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