Biden Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers From COVID-19
Earlier this year, President Biden signed into law an executive order which was meant to increase safety measures in workplaces across the country in response to COVID-19. Even when infections are falling, and fewer people are dying due to the virus, it is important to stay vigilant and informed so that workplaces are kept safe until the end of the pandemic.
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Biden Signs COVID-19 Work Safety Order
President Biden recently signed an Executive Order which would protect the safety and health of workers across the country. In his statement, he reiterated that it was his Administration’s policy to make sure that all workers are protected from the virus. He intimated that the federal government must put forth science-based solutions to ensure that workers are all kept safe.
OSHA Regulations to Enforce COVID-19 Rules
From the President’s speech, it appears that federal bodies such as OSHA will have an active role when it comes to making sure that employers take certain key steps to ensure worker safety. In particular, the directive singled out mask wearing while at work as one of the most important steps one can take to prevent infection.
Prior to this directive, OSHA was relying on temporary emergency regulations issued by the Trump Administration, specifically the regulations and the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSHA Act which implored employers to make sure that workers have access to a safe and healthy workplace free from serious recognized hazards.
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It is important to understand that the Executive Order provided by the President would protect all workers going forward. In addition, any OSHA COVID-19 violations that occurred prior to this order can still be reported and be the subject of a workers’ compensation claim. If you were exposed to COVID-19 due to employer negligence, please reach out to us NOW at (773) 322-1673 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.