Washington, DC - As the nation faces the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is dedicated to keeping the American workforce safe and healthy.
Today, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt testified before the House Education and Labor Committee’s Workforce Protections Subcommittee about the agency’s role during the crisis.
“Throughout the ongoing pandemic, OSHA’s work is continuing uninterrupted,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt.
“From conducting thousands of investigations to issuing critical guidance aimed at protecting workers in high-risk industries, OSHA is on the job protecting America’s workers against the coronavirus.”
Sweatt’s written testimony is posted at https://www.osha.gov/news/testimonies/05282020.
The Department is highlighting OSHA’s continued work to keep American workers safe during these unprecedented times.
OSHA has released many public statements related to the coronavirus pandemic including:
Protecting Workers in High-Risk Industries
Enforcing Safety in the Workplace
Offering Clear Direction for Employers:
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees.
OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance.
For more information, visit https://www.osha.gov.