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OSHA Covid-19 Rule for Health Care to Be Released Today
Updated On: Jun 10, 2021
June 10, 2021 | HEALTH & SAFETY | OSHA’s emergency rule to protect workers from Covid-19 infection will center on the health-care industry and be released by midday Thursday, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Wednesday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also issue voluntary guidelines for industries other than health care, Walsh told the House Committee on Education and Labor during an oversight hearing. “Science tells us that health-care workers—particularly those who have come into regular contact with people who are either suspected of having or being treated for Covid-19—are most at risk,” Walsh said. Walsh acknowledged that the government’s vaccination program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest guidance have “changed the nature of the pandemic,” prompting the decision to refrain from issuing a rule that would have placed mandates on companies across the economy… Bloomberg Law
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