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Updated Guidance for Employers Not Covered by OSHA's COVID-19 ETS

On May 16, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) issued updated guidance for masking noting that fully vaccinated individuals did not need to wear a mask in most settings.  After the May 16, 2021 CDC guidance about de-masking, OSHA added the following statement to its COVID webpage on May 17, 2021:

“OSHA is reviewing the recent CDC guidance and will update our materials on…

Mining Industry Deemed Essential Critical Workforce

On Sunday March 29, 2020 the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued guidance on which workers that the Department considers part of the “Essential Critical Workforce” during the coronavirus. This list includes eighteen different areas of the workforce that the Department considers critical. These areas include:

  • Healthcare
  • Public Safety and First Responders
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Water and…


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