DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

Episode 84

DOL Asks for Funding to Mass Hire OSHA Investigators

In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard talks about OSHA's latest revision to the National Emphasis Program for COVID-19, DOL's attempt to increase funding to hire OSHA investigators and the CDC's latest data on drug overdoses.

There has been a lot of information coming out of the Department of Labor and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the last week, including a new revision for the National Emphasis Program it announced just weeks ago to protect health care workers from COVID-19. What’s changed? We discuss in this episode.

Next, Marty Walsh made an appearance in front of the Senate last week to discuss an increase in funding to hire more OSHA investigators. Why is this funding needed and will OSHA get it?

Finally, the CDC has announced that drug overdoses reached an all-time high in 2020. Why the spike was so high and how it impacts the workforce—those answers and more, in this episode..

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About the Authors

Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

Shereen Hashem is the Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety magazine.

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