Labor watchdog backs calls for binding Covid-19 workplace safety standard, slams Trump’s policy

March 2, 2021 ☼ pandemicunionsworkers-rights

Source: POLITICO - Link

The Labor Department’s independent watchdog recommended that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration consider issuing Covid-19-specific safety rules employers would be required to follow, saying that would better protect Americans from exposure to the coronavirus.

The recommendation adds weight to calls by President Joe Biden, other Democrats and labor unions for the agency to issue such emergency protections, which business groups and many Republicans oppose.

I see no morality in exposing workers to coronavirus without some precautions.