OSHA will enforce pandemic-related regulations

OSHA Healthcare Connection, May 19, 2009

Strained resources and lack of supplies won’t get you a pass from OSHA regulations during an influenza pandemic.

“OSHA stands prepared to use its existing authority to aggressively enforce safe work practices to ensure employees receive appropriate protection,” said Jordan Barab, acting assistant secretary of OSHA, in testimony before the House Education and Labor Committee Hearing on ensuring preparedness against the flu virus at school and work.

To read more of Barab’s remarks and testimony by other occupational health and safety and CDC experts, go to “OSHA: Be prepared to protect employees from flu or face enforcement.”

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