We could experience a serious resurgence of the virus during the cold months this fall and winter. Unfortunately,the Coronavirus may be with us for a long time. We need to have strong protections in place to ensure the safety of our workplaces. This is especially important for workplaces in health care and meat and poultry plants where terrible outbreaks have occurred in the past but the threat is real in all workplaces and the standards mandate the necessary safety measures appropriate to the level of risk, whether it is low, medium or high.
We need permanent standards to ensure that workers are protected even if doing so costs money or slows production. Workers and their families and communities must not be sacrificed to profit or any other "imperatives." The moral imperative is to protect the lives of workers and their loved ones and to do that we need permanent mandatory and enforceable standards. This action could save the lives and health of many precious human beings. Thank you,