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OSHA National News Release


June 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Statement on D.C. Circuit Court Ruling

WASHINGTON, DC – Solicitor of Labor Kate O'Scannlain and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Loren Sweatt issued the following statement regarding today's D.C. Circuit Court ruling in re: "American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, No. 20-1158:"

"We are pleased with the decision from the D.C. Circuit, which agreed that OSHA reasonably determined that its existing statutory and regulatory tools are protecting America's workers and that an emergency temporary standard is not necessary at this time. OSHA will continue to enforce the law and offer guidance to employers and employees to keep America's workplaces safe."

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Media Contact:

Emily Weeks, 202-693-4681, weeks.emily.c@dol.gov

Release Number: 20-1236-NAT


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