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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