They were transforming a century-old Bronx ice house into a charter school. It became one of the deadliest construction sites in New York City in almost two decades.
The fire broke out at the plant in Winston-Salem, where more than 6,000 people within a mile of the plant were told to leave over worries of a possible explosion.
In pulling the rule, the Biden administration acknowledged what most businesses expected: the plan to make companies mandate vaccines-or-tests is over.
The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.
The Supreme Court’s decision on vaccine mandates leaves the door open for a new strategy to protect workers.
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Companies must now decide whether to proceed with planned mandates without cover from the federal government.
But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money.
Challengers say vaccination or testing requirements at large employers and for health care workers were not authorized by Congress.
Companies are struggling to figure out what to do as legal battles and rising Covid cases complicate their plans. Even up in the air: What does “fully vaccinated” mean?
The move came a day after a federal appeals panel reinstated the Biden administration’s rule that companies with at least 100 workers require that they be vaccinated against the coronavirus or face weekly testing.
The decision, by a split three-judge panel, overturned an earlier ruling that had blocked a Biden administration rule requiring companies with more than 100 employees mandate vaccinations or testing for workers.
The action was largely symbolic, but it allowed Republicans to press an attack on Democrats that is likely to be central to their midterm election campaigns.
The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.
The consolidation removes the case from a Fifth Circuit panel that had blocked the Biden administration from moving forward with it.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that challengers were likely to succeed in their claim that the mandate was an unlawful overreach.
For small businesses hovering just under the federal vaccination guidelines, navigating this period is tricky.
The Biden Justice Department filed its case before an appeals court that has temporarily halted the measure.
We’re answering your questions about the new OSHA rules for employers with 100 or more workers. This F.A.Q. was last updated at 2 p.m.
The new guidance will cover 84 million workers, who will be required to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.
The move, aimed at protecting workers in sectors like agriculture and construction, reflects a growing recognition of the health threats posed by global warming.
White House officials believe the law is a legitimate and legal way to combat the pandemic, though they acknowledge it has never been used to require vaccines.
Vaccines work. But a mandate by the federal executive is an overreach that may backfire.
The agency is expected to issue an emergency temporary standard to carry out the requirement, which will affect more than 80 million workers.
The researchers issued a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of contagions like the coronavirus.
The new focus underscores the need for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue standards for employers to address potential hazards in the workplace, multiple experts say.
OSHA has saved many lives in its 50 years. But it can do more.
The Labor Department still (still!) needs to do more to protect employees from getting Covid on the job.
Customers should start telling Jeff Bezos to treat his workers like human beings.
The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.
The authorities said five people were found dead at a Prime Pak Foods plant in Gainesville, Ga., and a sixth person died at a hospital. At least nine others were hospitalized, officials said.
Unions, which largely support the new president, had complained that the Trump administration did little to protect workers from the coronavirus.
“There are safety standards and safety features that were supposed to be in place for every event,” a lawyer for the acrobats said.
A memo tells officials to hold back on news releases about enforcement decisions, saying they can linger unfairly online if citations are overturned.
Critics say the agency has applied scant oversight and negligible penalties despite virus outbreaks at many plants in the spring.
Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.
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Worker protections are critical during the pandemic — yet the Trump administration has issued only voluntary guidance instead of enforceable rules.
A heedless rush to protect businesses from the legal system endangers workers, customers and everyone else.
Contrary to misunderstandings, the actions fall short of ordering meatpacking facilities to reopen despite Covid-19 outbreaks among workers.
Critics say the federal agency charged with protecting worker safety has played a conspicuously small role during the pandemic.
Workplace safety is now a matter of public health.
An effective strategy to beat the virus is the ultimate answer to how we get our economy back on track.
Government action is essential to save lives and to rescue our economy. Let’s get back to work.