On Friday, January 29, 2021, OSHA released a press notice on new guidance related to protecting workers and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This guidance is in response to the Presidential Executive Order issued by President Joe Biden to address worker health and safety related to the Coronavirus and COVID-19.
To answer this executive order, OSHA has reiterated that Face Coverings and Employer developed COVID-19 Prevention Programs are key in addressing the current pandemic facing the nation. The new guidance does include references to existing health and safety standards and how those regulations can provide guidance to employers.
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