Smith Anderson (North Carolina): The Pause Is Over….OSHA Issues New Guidance for Construction and Steps Up Enforcement

The Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) recently released guidance concerning construction jobsite safety requirements to mitigate risk arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19). These actions include certain guidance directed specifically at the construction industry, as well as internal memoranda,indicating an increase in enforcement activity and the willingness to use OSHA’s “General Duty Clause” as a basis for citing employers where insufficient measures are being taken to protect employees from the coronavirus. MORE.

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