Occupational Safety and Health Administration Head on Worker Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on the federal government’s role in protecting workers… read more

The House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on the federal government’s role in protecting workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Loren Sweatt said her organization had received 5,000 coronavirus-related complaints and issued one related citation. Lawmakers questioned the practice of releasing safety guidelines versus updating safety standards. Ms. Sweatt said OSHA had updated guidelines multiple times throughout the pandemic, which she said had allowed the agency to be nimble in providing up-to-date information for workplace safety. Also discussed during the hearing were protections for whistleblowers, the changing safety standards regarding mask usage, and the federal response to workplace safety during previous infectious disease outbreaks. close

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration Head on Worker Safety During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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House Committee
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House Committee
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2175, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 28, 2020 | 10:15am EDT | C-SPAN.org
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Jun 02, 2020 | 4:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jun 01, 2020 | 10:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 02, 2020 | 4:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 02, 2020 | 4:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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