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With Biden’s ETS deadline looming, feds find OSHA compromised worker safety

Specifically, the IG recommended that:

  • OSHA prioritize very high and high-risk employers for COVID-19-related on-site inspections, particularly as businesses reopen and increase operations.
  • Track remote inspections retroactively to Feb. 1, 2020, and continue tracking them.
  • Compare remote inspections to on-site inspections in regard to the frequency and timeliness of inspectors identifying and ensuring abatement of worksite hazards.
  • Analyze and determine whether establishing an infectious disease-specific emergency temporary standard is necessary to help control the spread of COVID-19 on worksites.

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