US workplace safety agency issues new COVID-19 guidance for employers

By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor office that enforces workplace safety laws on Friday encouraged employers to take additional steps to protect workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, after unions and Democrats criticized the agency's response under former President Donald Trump. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued non-binding guidance recommending that businesses conduct hazard assessments, adopt policies that do not punish employees who miss work because they may be infected, and ensure that safety measures are communicated to non-English spe...