January 22, 2021 - Chuck Kable

Key Takeaways: President’s Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety


Key Takeaways: President’s Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety

Key takeaways: President's executive order on protecting worker health and safety

  • No later than February 4, 2021, the Secretary of Labor shall issue revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the pandemic.
  • The Secretary of Labor shall consider if emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 are necessary and if so, issue them by March 15, 2021.
  • Identify short, medium, and long term changes required to OSHA enforcement efforts related to COVID-19.
  • Launch a national program to focus on OSHA enforcement efforts related to COVID-19 that put the largest number of employees at risk.
  • Multilingual outreach to employees at risk.
  • Coordinate with state plans to ensure they have standards meeting the above requirements.

 

Read more about President Biden’s New COVID-19 Response Program here.

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