Rath and Gustafson Quoted in Waste 360 Article
Keller and Heckman Partner Manesh Rath and Associate John Gustafson were quoted in the Waste 360 article, “Industry-Specific Risks Associated with COVID-19 and OSHA’s Guidelines for Safety.” The article discusses how a webinar hosted by SWANA and presented by Manesh and John focused on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines around COVID-19, specific to the solid waste industry, in areas including social distancing, best sanitization practices, and monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
Manesh explained OSHA’s rulemaking process whereby employers must be notified of proposed rules and given the opportunity to comment before they are finalized. However, the agency may issue interpretive guidance that does not require notice and a comment period in order to disseminate information faster, which has been the case around COVID-19 control and prevention. Manesh and John spoke to participants about the clear rules and guidelines that have been established, the potential gray areas for solid waste operations, and offered insight around legislation to help avoid legal issues during the pandemic.
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