Scientists Call on C.D.C. to Set Air Standards for Workplaces, Now

The agency has not fully reckoned with airborne transmission of the coronavirus in settings like hospitals, schools and meatpacking plants, experts said.

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At Least 6 Dead at Georgia Poultry Plant, Officials Say

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.

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Biden Tells OSHA to Issue New Covid-19 Guidance to Employers

Unions, which largely support the new president, had complained that the Trump administration did little to protect workers from the coronavirus.

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Circus Acrobats Reach $52.5 Million Settlement in 2014 Fall

“There are safety standards and safety features that were supposed to be in place for every event,” a lawyer for the acrobats said.

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Labor Department Curbs Announcements of Company Violations

A memo tells officials to hold back on news releases about enforcement decisions, saying they can linger unfairly online if citations are overturned.

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OSHA Under Fire Over Regulation of Meatpacking in Pandemic

Critics say the agency has applied scant oversight and negligible penalties despite virus outbreaks at many plants in the spring.

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Under Trump, OSHA’s Covid-19 Response Is Failing Workers

Businesses have little to fear from the government’s workplace safety office.

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How to Prepare for Your Return to the Office

Nervous about the possibility of going back to the workplace? Here’s what to take into consideration.

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OSHA Needs to Protect Workers From Getting Coronavirus on the Job

Worker protections are critical during the pandemic — yet the Trump administration has issued only voluntary guidance instead of enforceable rules.

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Coronavirus Is No Reason to Shield Businesses From Liability

A heedless rush to protect businesses from the legal system endangers workers, customers and everyone else.

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The Trump Administration’s Legal Moves to Prevent a Meat Shortage, Explained

Contrary to misunderstandings, the actions fall short of ordering meatpacking facilities to reopen despite Covid-19 outbreaks among workers.

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Protecting Workers From Coronavirus: OSHA Leaves It to Employers

Critics say the federal agency charged with protecting worker safety has played a conspicuously small role during the pandemic.

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Essential Workers Deserve Better Protection From OSHA

Workplace safety is now a matter of public health.

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Joe Biden: My Plan to Reopen America After the Coronavirus

An effective strategy to beat the virus is the ultimate answer to how we get our economy back on track.

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Elizabeth Warren: What Congress Must Do About Coronavirus

Government action is essential to save lives and to rescue our economy. Let’s get back to work.

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