OSHA

Mar 17, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a National Emphasis Program related to COVID-19 enforcement that expands upon OSHA’s current enforcement efforts by targeting specific high-hazard industries or activities where the risk of workers contracting COVID-19 is substantial.
Mar 16, 2021
President Biden in January issued an Executive Order on “Protecting Worker Health and Safety” requiring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider whether an “emergency temporary standard” (ETS) is necessary to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, to issue it by March…
Mar 2, 2021
The House of Representatives Feb. 27 approved the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
Feb 27, 2021
The House of Representatives early this morning voted 219-212 to approve a modified version of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation to provide reconciliation protection for a roughly $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which includes a number of provisions that affect hospitals and…
Nov 10, 2020
Congress is back in Washington, D.C., for its “lame-duck” session, in which lawmakers will take up pressing, end-of-year business. Funding for the federal government, as well as other key health care provisions, are set to expire Dec. 11. It is imperative that we work to ensure that hospitals and…
Nov 21, 2019
The House of Representatives today voted 251-158 to pass legislation (H.R. 1309) that would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a workplace violence prevention standard, and health care and social service employers to comply with the standard to participate in…