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Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks

Democratic Underground 16 May 2021
"CDC issued this new guidance even though the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard mandated by President Biden's Jan. 21 executive order has been delayed for two months ... Read more ... .
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DEC orders Buffalo chemical manufacturer to close over public health risk

Lockport Union-Sun 16 May 2021
DEC will not hesitate to use our full regulatory authority to protect this community from exposure to potentially dangerous pollution.” ... Howard Zucker ... In addition, DEC and DOH will work with the Department of Labor and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to investigate any potential exposures to the facility’s employees.
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LA County supervisor urges Gov. Newsom to lift statewide mask mandate

Finger Lakes Times 15 May 2021
In a letter sent to Gov ... She called on the governor to follow the eased guidelines set by federal officials ... The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health board, which sets workplace safety standards, next meets on Thursday to discuss statewide guidance, and any county changes cannot be less restrictive than the state’s mandates. .
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L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger urges Gov. Newsom to lift statewide mask mandate

The Los Angeles Times 15 May 2021
In a letter sent to Gov ... She called on the governor to follow the eased guidelines set by federal officials ... The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health board, which sets workplace safety standards, next meets on Thursday to discuss statewide guidance, and county changes would not be any less restrictive than the state’s mandates.
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Rep. Huizenga welcomes input about “endless emergency rules”

Cedar Springs Post 15 May 2021
New webpage accepts public comment on proposed workplace rules. State Rep. Mark Huizenga is encouraging Kent County residents to express their concerns about a proposal from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to adopt permanent COVID-19 workplace rules ... .
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Here’s What 7 Grocers Decided On Mask Mandates For Shoppers

LA Weekly 15 May 2021
County Public Health announced that it will continue to with its current mask mandates, as it cannot be less restrictive than what California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has as recommendations ... “The health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve will always be our highest priority.
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Masking up at a store? What Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Ralphs, CVS, Walgreens and other retailers say

Finger Lakes Times 15 May 2021
He added that the “safety of employees, customers and vendors will continue to guide our decision-making process.” ... The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s mask-wearing requirements at businesses — including restaurants and supermarkets — remain in effect.
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Confusion Stirred About Whether Masks Will Be Required Indoors In LA

CBS Sports 15 May 2021
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... L.A ... County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said local mask requirements won’t be changing until at least late next week when state Occupational Health and Safety regulators meet to consider possible changes to worksite masking guidelines ... 'Interest Has Been Booming'.
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Here’s how Michigan will make businesses enforce its newest mask mandate

Michigan Live 15 May 2021
Michigan released specifics Friday night about how businesses must enforce the latest version of the state’s mask mandate – which goes into effect at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 ... RELATED ... These changes to the mask mandate don’t impact employees – as they’re required to follow Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules ... Gov ... .
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Georgians, businesses reconsider routines as CDC loosens COVID rules

Atlanta Journal 15 May 2021
Companies have broad latitude to set their own rules for workers and customers in their businesses, though they must still follow guidelines from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration ... Pernice said that he is not only weighing safety factors, but legal ramifications.
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CDC's U-turn puts business in 'damned if you do' bind

The Keene Sentinel 15 May 2021
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration hasn’t substantially updated its guidance on masks since Jan ... “While we are encouraged by the developments of the updated guidance CDC issued, our COVID-19 safety workforce policies and rules on face coverings are dictated by Cal/OSHA regulations,” spokeswoman Angela Lombardi said.
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With mixed messaging on masks, businesses are forced to shoulder the burden

The Los Angeles Times 15 May 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s sweeping relaxations for mask requirements came as a surprise to many — businesses included ... Advertisement ... Business. Frontline workers are forced to become COVID mask police ... Business ... L.A ... The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health next meets on May 20 to discuss statewide guidance.
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Government’s disrespect for its employees holds the danger of an ultimate shutdown of the public service

Independent online (SA) 15 May 2021
The Public Servants Association (PSA), as one of the largest public-sector unions, is increasingly concerned about public-sector employees’ struggles for decent working conditions, occupational health and safety, and the right to fair compensation, as the principles of collective bargaining are trampled ... The matter will be heard on August 24 ... .
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Supervisor Barger to Newsom: Ease state mask mandate immediately

LA Daily News 15 May 2021
“Furthermore, our positivity rate is less than 1% and our case rate remains low ... L.A ... She stressed that mask mandates remain in place largely to protect workers and customers at worksites, and state occupational health and safety regulators need to set policy for masking and social distancing in the workplace ... In a letter sent to Gov ... Related Articles.
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The Latest: Walmart: Vaccinated US shoppers won't need masks

Billings Gazette 15 May 2021
1 of 34 ... HOGP ... Simeon Celi ... John Locher ... JIM THOMPSON. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr ... Greg Nash ... Joe Burbank. FILE - In this Feb ... 17, 2021 ... Jin Jian ... The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has not cited the nation's largest retailer despite employee complaints, illnesses and deaths at Walmart facilities across the country ... .
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