July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

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OSHA's Rollout of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard on Hold

Upon taking office, President Biden issued an executive order directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) to decide by March 15 whether an emergency temporary standard was needed relative to COVID-19, and if OSHA determined that COVID-19 posed a “grave danger” to workers, then to issue such a standard. That deadline has come and gone, with no response from OSHA.

Recently, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh requested that the release of such a standard be put on hold to allow OSHA to consider the latest scientific analysis of COVID-19 from the Centers from Disease Control as well as the state of vaccinations and presence of the disease’s variants.  

©2021 Roetzel & AndressNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 110
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Karen D. Adinolfi Employment Lawyer Roetzel Law Firm
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Ms. Adinolfi is an experienced labor and employment counselor and trial attorney, having handled numerous cases for the Firm’s clients, whether public or private, for-profit, or non-profit, large or small. She counsels her clients on employee discipline and discharge, wage and hour matters, FMLA leave and other leaves of absence, disability law and reasonable accommodation, and all other facets of the employer-employee relationship. Ms. Adinolfi has tried numerous cases to verdict, and many others through summary judgment, alternative dispute resolution, or appeal. She ...

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