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OSHA Interim Enforcement Plan

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced an interim enforcement response plan for the coronavirus pandemic.  The response plan provides instructions and guidance to OSHA Area Offices and compliance safety and health officers (CSHOs) for handling coronavirus-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports.  Fatalities and imminent danger exposures related to the coronavirus will be prioritized for on-site inspections.  Workers requesting inspections, complaining of coronavirus exposure, or reporting illnesses may be protected under one or more whistleblower statutes and will be informed of their protections from retaliation.
This memorandum will take effect immediately and remain in effect until further notice.  It is intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis.

 

 

April 15, 2020

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