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The administration of Joe biden threatened three states under Republican leadership with taking away their authority to handle job security enforcement in the face of their refusal to adopt regulations that protect personnel sanitary covid-19.
While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) seeks the adoption of nbroader vaccination and diagnostic testing regulations affecting 80 million people in the US, its officials said Arizona, South Carolina and Utah are not meeting their commitments to implement labor regulations at least as effective as those of the federal government.
In nearly half the states, OSHA will rely on local labor regulators to enforce the provisions.
A rule requires wear protective gear personal, maintain physical distancing and adopt other measures for employees in medical facilities that provide care for covid-19. Too mandates pay sick leave workers who become infected, need vaccinations, or are struggling with the side effects of the vaccine.
“The agency will not hesitate to use all of our resources to protect healthcare workers from known health hazards.”Said the Acting Undersecretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, Jim frederick. In exchange of that states adopt effective regulations such as federal ones, OSHA has waived its authority to enforce safety provisions in private sector workplaces.
Nevertheless, They could revoke the specific authority of the three states in question, and claim the jurisdiction of federal inspectors.