Unions Sue OSHA For Rule Protecting Health Care Workers


A coali­tion of nurses’ and teachers’ unions asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to make the U.S. Depart­ment of Labor move forward with a long-delayed rule to protect health care workers from infec­tious diseases as U.S. coron­avirus cases surge.

The DOL’s Occupa­tional Safety and Health Admin­is­tra­tion bungled its oblig­a­tion to protect health care workers from workplace hazards by failing to issue a rule after more than a decade of uneven devel­op­ment, the unions said in their petition for a writ of mandamus to the Ninth Circuit.


LAW360: Unions Sue OSHA For Rule Protecting Health Care Workers (10/29/20)