It’s official. OSHA missed the March 15 deadline President Joe Biden set for the agency to come up with an emergency temporary standard (ETS) regarding COVID-19. But the administration is giving OSHA time to get it right.
Only days after taking office, President Biden asked OSHA to have an ETS ready by March 15, but the date came and went and there was still no word from OSHA.
During a March 15 press conference, a reporter asked about the deadline, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said:
“OSHA has been working diligently, but we, of course, believe they should have the time to get it right and time to ensure it’s right, and so we’re waiting for them to make a conclusion.”
That means an ETS on COVID-19 may still be just around the corner.