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April 18, 2021

Walsh Confirmation Could Spur OSHA To Complete COVID-19 Standard

March 22, 2021 at 5:51 PM
AFL-CIO health and safety director Rebecca Reindel says the Senate’s imminent confirmation of Labor Secretary nominee Marty Walsh could prompt OSHA to finish work on its emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19, after the agency missed President Joe Biden’s March 15 deadline to issue a rule. At press time, the Senate was slated to vote on Walsh’s nomination late on March 22, and his confirmation appeared all but certain after the chamber voted to close debate on the pick by...

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