As OSHA takes limited role in the pandemic, Virginia sets workplace safety rules

Jun 25, 2020
The state will make standards legally binding, where federal guidelines are mere recommendations.
An employee wearing gloves and a face mask cleans a restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. The state is finalizing safety mandates to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Do employers need to keep track of sick workers?

Jun 22, 2020
Like so many things about the coronavirus, it depends.
A server wearing protective gear at work in a Maryland restaurant.
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How will we know when it's safe to go back to work? Workers and employers want to know.

May 11, 2020
Right now, OSHA doesn’t have a blanket legal standard for protecting workers from infectious diseases.
The medical definition of what's safe has been changing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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OSHA takes a limited role protecting workers in pandemic

Apr 29, 2020
The agency hasn't set specific safety standards to hold employers to.
President Donald Trump has declared that meat processing businesses are "critical infrastructure."
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Workplace injuries going unreported due to cost

Mar 18, 2016
It's likely that at least half of employers do not comply with federal reporting rules.
Food slicing listed as a possible cause of workplace injury. 
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How Texas' deadly fertilizer fire hasn't changed Washington

Jul 25, 2013
Following the blast of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the push for new regulations appears to have stalled out.