OSHA Issues New Guidance on Protecting Workers During COVID-19

On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued an “Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety.” The Order, issued on the first full day of the new Biden Administration, was one of many directly addressing COVID-19. The Order stated that the federal government must take “swift action to reduce the risk that workers may contact COVID-19 in the workplace” and gave the Assistant Secretary of Labor, acting through the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), two weeks to provide revised guidance to employers on workplace safety.

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