OSHA’s new emergency standard a big step, fight for worker safety continues

Last Thursday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for health care workers to protect them against the spread of COVID-19.

The union is glad that, after more than a year of advocacy and organizing, these workers will finally have enforceable protections. Far too many health care workers have died since the start of this pandemic, and though the scope of this rule is narrow and does not include all workers, it is a significant step forward.

There is still much work to be done in the fight for worker safety. This pandemic isn’t over, and we must do everything we can as a movement and as a nation to protect all of those who have made great sacrifices and kept America running through one of our darkest times.

To learn all about the ETS, click here.

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