Instead, “they are doing the opposite,” he said. “It is really disheartening. “
A Labor Department spokeswoman said that, notwithstanding the new enforcement approach, “if OSHA were to find gross violations of the law, the agency would use all available enforcement tools.” The spokesperson said that OSHA had received about 2,400 coronavirus complaints on Tuesday and that it had resolved about 1,400. She said the agency had not yet issued a citation to an employer but that it had six months to complete his investigations.