Friday, May 14, 2021

OSHA Set to Release New COVID Standards

 As early as today or next week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to release a new COVID standard for the workplace. That’s according to Mark Lies II, a labor and employment attorney and partner with the Seyfarth Shaw LLP law firm.

He spoke during a webinar from NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association and Seyfarth Shaw on Thursday titled: “What to Expect from OSHA in 2021 and Beyond.” OSHA has previously issued guidance for masks, social distancing and sanitation during the pandemic, according to Lies. Some states — including California, Oregon, Michigan, Washington and Virginia — already have COVID workplace guidance in place, he notes. However, a national, temporary standard would be new. He advised companies to review OSHA’s website to review the new standard when it comes out. Continue Reading

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