So my daughter works for a very large grocery retailer the topic of masks come to mind. Due to a medical condition it is very hard for DD to breathe wearing a mask for long periods of time. They excused her from it now a week plus later they say it is Required... so we looked into it ..
According to OSHA to make required.... the business is required to pay for medical clearances and Provide clean masks for each shift.
The mask they passed out and ask staff to wash is practically see thru and you can blow out a match through it. The manager confessed he was trying to push an issue and the corporation wants all staff to wear for show to the customers but does not require because the cost of compliance to OSHA rules.
So when reading people saying their STATE requires a mask they would be subject to the same OSHA requirements to make sure it is safe for people to wear masks that may interfere with their breathing. Not just make a cloth mask at home.
A recent car wreck was attributed to lady passing out after long time wearing a mask while driving ...I have no idea why she would since she was alone in car, but perhaps she was told it is REQUIRED.
Words like suggests/ recommends / prefers is not the same as REQUIRE..... so is the government going to help with all businesses forced to comply with OSHA respiratory regulations in reopening? you also would need at least N95 masks and a person trained for correct fit etc.
all in the wording.
April 28th, 2020 at 03:36 am