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OSHA Challenges Several States on COVID-19 Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) might take over workplace safety enforcement in three states the agency said failed to adopt adequate COVID-19 standards for health care workers.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act covers most private employers and their workers. However, OSHA allows states to develop their own workplace health and safety plans, so long as those plans are “at least as effective” as the federal program.

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