From: Vance Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:53 AM
Subject: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY
President Biden issued an Executive Order on Protecting Worker Safety. This is a significant executive order as it instructs OSHA to issue and address the COVID-19 issues surrounding worker safety. The USPS is the only government agency that is subject to regulation by OSHA so this executive order will apply to the USPS.
The executive order can be found and read in its entirety here: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON PROTECTING WORKER HEALTH AND SAFETY. Section 2 of the order is particularly important to improve worker safety.
This is a complete change from the Trump Administration that had directed OSHA to take a relative “hands off” approach to worker safety—especially concerning COVID-19. We expect guidance to be issued that can significantly improve worker safety and management accountability at the USPS within the coming weeks. Once any standards or instructions are issued by OSHA we will reach back out to the field.
Industrial Relations Director
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO
1300 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4128
Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992