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SWACCA Joins AGC and ARTBA in Submitting Comments on the OSHA COVID-19 ETS

Building off the joint legal challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large employers that SWACCA undertook with the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), today SWACCA joined AGC and ARTBA in filing comments on the ETS.

In the comments, SWACCA, the AGC, and ARTBA explain that the associations have concerns with the ETS not because they oppose the objective of the ETS, but rather, because it will be “counterproductive insofar as it will cause badly needed employees to leave larger construction companies and perhaps the construction industry.” The letter cautions that if the associations’ concerns come to pass, the “resulting damage to these companies and the critical effort to reconstruct the nation’s infrastructure would be great and irreparable” as the construction industry is already facing a severe workforce shortage.

The full comment letter is available for review here.

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