The Men Lost to 20 Bruckner Boulevard

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.

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Thousands Told to Evacuate as North Carolina Fertilizer Plant Burns

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.

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OSHA withdraws its workplace vaccine rule.

In pulling the rule, the Biden administration acknowledged what most businesses expected: the plan to make companies mandate vaccines-or-tests is over.

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What the Supreme Court’s Vaccine Case Was Really About

The justices are turning around long-established law giving government agencies running room to do their jobs.

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OSHA Can Do More to Protect Americans From Covid-19

The Supreme Court’s decision on vaccine mandates leaves the door open for a new strategy to protect workers.

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Blocking a Mandate, the Supreme Court ‘Sided With Covid-19’

Readers criticize the court’s decision to reverse a vaccine mandate for large businesses. Also: Intransigent senators; Senate rules; “Don’t Look Up”; smoking.

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Businesses are whipsawed again as the Supreme Court blocks OSHA’s vaccine mandate.

Companies must now decide whether to proceed with planned mandates without cover from the federal government.

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money.

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Supreme Court to Hold Special Hearing on Biden Vaccine Mandates

Challengers say vaccination or testing requirements at large employers and for health care workers were not authorized by Congress.

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Whiplash on U.S. Vaccine Mandate Leaves Employers ‘Totally Confused’

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?

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Labor Dept. Extends Deadline for Large Companies to Mandate Vaccines

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.

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Biden’s Covid Vaccine Mandate Reinstated for Large Businesses

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.

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Senate Votes to Scrap Biden Vaccine Mandate as Republicans Eye 2022

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.

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On Abortion and Covid-19, a Court Goes Rogue

The Supreme Court has empowered a lower court that is out of control.

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Biden Vaccine Mandate Challenges Moved to Appeals Court in Ohio

The consolidation removes the case from a Fifth Circuit panel that had blocked the Biden administration from moving forward with it.

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Appeals Court Extends Block on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Employers

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.

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The Vaccine Mandate Kicks In at 100 Employees. What If You’re at 98?

For small businesses hovering just under the federal vaccination guidelines, navigating this period is tricky.

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US Urges Court Not to Block Vaccine Mandate on Employers

The Biden Justice Department filed its case before an appeals court that has temporarily halted the measure.

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OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate: Your Questions Answered

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.

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Biden Administration Sets Jan. 4 Deadline for Vaccination Mandate

The new guidance will cover 84 million workers, who will be required to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

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Biden Administration to Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers

The move, aimed at protecting workers in sectors like agriculture and construction, reflects a growing recognition of the health threats posed by global warming.

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Biden’s Authority to Mandate Vaccines Stems From Law Protecting Workers From ‘Grave Dangers’

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.

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Biden’s Vaccine Mandate, Enforced By OSHA, is a Big Mistake

Vaccines work. But a mandate by the federal executive is an overreach that may backfire.

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Biden Asks OSHA to Mandate Vaccines at Businesses With 100 or More Workers

The agency is expected to issue an emergency temporary standard to carry out the requirement, which will affect more than 80 million workers.

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Covid Pandemic Demands Air Quality Changes in the Workplace, Researchers Say

The researchers issued a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of contagions like the coronavirus.

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Airborne Coronavirus Is a Threat, the C.D.C. Acknowledges

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.

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Despite OSHA’s Efforts, U.S. Workplaces Are Still Too Dangerous

OSHA has saved many lives in its 50 years. But it can do more.

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How Joe Biden Can Protect Essential Workers from Coronavirus

The Labor Department still (still!) needs to do more to protect employees from getting Covid on the job.

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The Force That Can Help Amazon’s Workers? Amazon’s Shoppers.

Customers should start telling Jeff Bezos to treat his workers like human beings.

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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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