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How OSHA priorities could shift under President-elect Biden

January 5, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will no doubt bring changes to federal agencies, many with ramifications for the construction industry.

One of the most critical for contractors is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which sets and enforces standards that employers must follow in order to keep workers safe and healthy.

Without a doubt, the most pressing current occupational safety and health hazard is workplace exposure to COVID-19. Members of Congress and labor unions have petitioned President Trump’s Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia, for an emergency COVID-19 standard without success.

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