The Biden Administration ordered OSHA to draw up workplace heat standards. How soon will they be in place?
Under the requirements, OSHA had issued COVID-specific workplace standards for things like training, respirators and adequate ventilation.
There are still no emergency COVID standards from OSHA for other industries like meatpacking and farming.
There are giant holes to fill, but also a huge pool of people with experience in government who are ready to go.
The order also asks OSHA to strengthen its workplace enforcement efforts.
The agency is responsible for the health and safety of about 130 million workers in the U.S., employed at more than 8 million worksites.
OSHA has declined to create national rules during the pandemic.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says it has received more than 10,000 COVID-related complaints.
Nationally, there is no requirement to do so.