Two members of CWA Local 1168, Executive Vice President Robert Andruszko and Chief Steward Frank Jurgens, have been invited to testify at an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hearing on new, permanent standards to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19. CWA’s National Deputy Director for Occupational Safety and Health, Micki Siegel de Hernández, will also testify at the hearing. The session will be livestreamed tomorrow, April 29, at 10:20 am EST, and available at https://youtu.be/W_ckBau-Q8o.
The members will urge OSHA to establish a comprehensive, enforceable COVID-19 standard to protect all workers in healthcare, to recognize that SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is transmitted in the air and requires airborne protections to prevent exposures, and to reject weak CDC guidance that has put healthcare workers at risk throughout the pandemic. For additional information click here.