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While it's true that the pandemic has caused many regulators to waive a number of laws and regulations to address the crisis, that doesn't mean there are no rules: Health care providers and their employers need to continue to be compliant with all applicable guidance.

That's particularly true for rules from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, what most of us call OSHA. Other agencies may be taking a lighter touch during the pandemic, but not OSHA, which has been particularly active in enforcement. It makes sense: After all, OSHA’s duty is to ensure safe and healthful working conditions. 

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