President Biden signs Executive orders directing OSHA to make workplaces safer.

President Joe Biden made sweeping changes in his first days in office to combat the SARS 2 Covid 19 Corona Virus.

On day one, President Joseph Biden issued an executive order instructing OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ) to provide guidance and enforcement of safety rules to protect employees from the virus.

The order reads:

“Ensuring the health and safety of workers is a national priority and a moral imperative.  Healthcare workers and other essential workers, many of whom are people of color and immigrants, have put their lives on the line during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  It is the policy of my Administration to protect the health and safety of workers from COVID-19.”

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“The Federal Government must take swift action to reduce the risk that workers may contract COVID-19 in the workplace. That will require issuing science-based guidance to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure, including with respect to mask-wearing; partnering with state and local governments to better protect public employees; enforcing worker health and safety requirements; and pushing for additional resources to help employers protect employees,”

READ THE FULL WHITE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE HERE: Executive Order on Protecting American Workers

OSHA, which is part of the Department of Labor will work with state and local agencies to coordinate safety policies to keep American workers safe as we return to a work.  Over the next two weeks, OSHA will revise its safety guidelines and inform businesses where mask mandates may be required.

OSHA has until March 4 to issue revised instructions for employers on workplace safety related to the pandemic and also consider whether any emergency temporary standards on COVID-19, including with respect to masks in the workplace, are necessary. If such emergency standards are determined to be necessary, OSHA must issue them by March 15.

The President has also ordered a review of the enforcement efforts of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to COVID-19 and identify any short-, medium-, and long-term changes that could be made to better protect workers and ensure equity in enforcement.

 OSHA has until March 4 to issue revised instructions for employers on workplace safety related to the pandemic and also consider whether any emergency temporary standards on COVID-19, including with respect to masks in the workplace, are necessary. If such emergency standards are determined to be necessary, OSHA must issue them by March 15.

The President has also ordered a review of the enforcement efforts of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to COVID-19 and identify any short-, medium-, and long-term changes that could be made to better protect workers and ensure equity in enforcement.

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