Letter to the Secretary of Labor Calling for OSHA to Establish an Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from the Novel Coronavirus

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Public Citizen, joined by 28 consumer advocacy, workers’ rights advocacy, science, research, and public health organizations, urged the Secretary of Labor to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to immediately grant the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ March 6, 2020, petition for an OSHA emergency temporary standard for infectious disease to address the rapidly expanding pandemic of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

April 17, 2020, OSHA response letter.

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