April 4, 2020
Trump Blocks OSHA Healthcare Worker Standard From Coronavirus Bill
The Trump administration has blocked language in Democrats’ proposed coronavirus response bill that would force OSHA to set a temporary “emergency” standard to supply healthcare workers with protective gear, and the hospital industry is warning that the gear is not available in the quantities an OSHA rule would require. In a March 13 Bloomberg TV interview , AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that during the prior day’s negotiations, White House officials rejected language in House Democrats’ proposed bill that...
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