Court Won’t Force OSHA to Issue Emergency Workplace COVID-19 Standards

HR Dive has published this summary of a recent decision by a federal appeals court that declined to force OSHA to issue temporary emergency workplace standards during COVID-19. The AFL-CIO had requested an emergency standard on infectious diseases, while the U.S. Chamber sided with OSHA, supporting the agency’s approach of coupling existing safety standards with flexible, industry-specific guidance. 6/17/2020