Washington — President Joe Biden is calling on all employers to provide workers with paid time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and “any time it takes to recover from the aftereffects of vaccination.”
Falls Church, VA — Former OSHA administrator David Michaels is among more than a dozen health and safety experts calling on the Biden administration to update and strengthen Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to help prevent COVID-19 transmission.
Washington — President Joe Biden on Feb. 1 named Jeannette Galanis acting assistant labor secretary for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which is awaiting the president’s nomination for a permanent leader.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, several OSHA State Plan states already have issued emergency temporary standards for COVID-19. President Joe Biden recently issued an Executive Order for OSHA to consider an ETS for COVID-19.
Washington — The Biden administration has rescinded Department of Labor policies and requirements for guidance documents that went into effect four months ago, according to final rule published in the Jan. 27 Federal Register.
Washington — President Joe Biden on Jan. 22 signed an Executive Order withdrawing a controversial U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed rule that would have permitted line speeds at certain poultry-processing plants to increase to 175 birds a minute from the current 140.
Washington — The White House Office of Management and Budget has issued a guidance memo to support federal agencies in their effort to “develop tailored COVID-19 workplace safety plans,” as required under an Executive Order signed Jan. 20 by President Joe Biden.
Washington — President Joe Biden on Jan. 21 signed an Executive Order directing OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration to consider emergency temporary standards related to COVID-19, among other steps.