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Gov. McMaster says to expect legal battle with Labor Department over COVID-19 workplace safety rules – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-10-20 20:30:43 –

Lexington County, South Carolina (WSPA) — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster called the US Department of Labor’s threat of revoking the state’s safety plan another example of the Biden administration’s overkill.

NS Ministry of Labor notified OSHA in the state On Tuesday, a proposal to review and revoke the “Final Approval of the South Carolina Plan.”

In June, OSHA Emergency temporary standard To protect your health
Care for industrial workers from the spread of the coronavirus.Officials said they reminded them of their condition
Regulatory obligation to adopt “at least as effective” standards by 21 July.

Federal regulators require healthcare providers to give their employees specific PPEs, follow social distance guidelines, and give them paid leave to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

Federal OSHA officials said South Carolina is one of three states that have not yet adopted temporary standards.

Jim Frederick, Deputy Secretary of Labor for OSHA, said: The longer they unnecessarily put thousands of workers at risk of the coronavirus epidemic. “

“I think they probably picked us out because we are a strong voice for the constitutionality of legislation and law and violate the principles of the Constitution,” McMaster said Wednesday.

The Governor told OSHA to prepare for a long legal battle over this. He wrote on Twitter: “This is clearly a preemptive attack by the federal government. With the absence of state regulators, the Federal Ministry of Labor is free to impose penalties on employers who do not comply with President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine obligations.”

Frederick said their mission was to keep workers safe at work. “The authorities do not hesitate to use all of their resources to protect workers from known health hazards,” he said.

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