OSHA Launches Program to Protect High-Risk Workers From COVID

OSHA Launches Program to Protect High-Risk Workers From COVID

OSHA launches program to protect high-risk workers from COVID, focuses on employers that retaliate against workers with safety concerns.

In response to President Biden’s executive order on protecting worker health and safety, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a national emphasis program focusing enforcement efforts on companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus. The program also prioritizes employers that retaliate against workers for complaints about unsafe or unhealthy conditions, or for exercising other rights protected by federal law.

Read full press release here.

 

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March 17, 2021