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New OSHA COVID Guidance Could Help Limit Spread, Affect Some Claims Defense

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 689 | 0 | 37 min read

A labor leader and a claimants' attorney say President Biden's order to revamp COVID-19 workplace guidance could help reduce the spread of the disease and help determine how many cases are contracted at work. New standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which may include mask-wearing at more businesses, could also potentially affect employers' defense of COVID workers' comp claims in some states, legal experts said. In states in which increased risk of exposure is a factor in determining compensability, “it would certainly help an employer&r...

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