Legal Brief: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Recommendations
March 15, 2021
Security Business Magazine
Types : Bylined Articles
Government provides valuable guidance for employers on mitigating and preventing the spread of the virus in the workplace.
We have traveled a difficult and tragic road during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our lives have changed. Now, thanks to new vaccines and a broader adoption of good health practices, we are on the path to restoration – both at home and at work.
We all have a role to play – as do our local, state and federal governments. With this mind, President Joe Biden signed an executive order on his first full day in office instructing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to revise its COVID-19 workplace safety recommendations. OSHA, which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor, was created by Congress in 1970 to ensure the safe and healthy working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
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