Valerie Butera Quoted in “Five Considerations as You Review Your TB Worker-Protection Plan”

Environment of Care Leader

Valerie Butera, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in Environment of Care Leader, in “Five Considerations as You Review Your TB Worker-Protection Plan,” by A.J. Plunkett.

Following is an excerpt:

The updated federal TB inspection guidelines are effective immediately, but states with their own OSHA programs have up to six months to catch up. They can create TB protections programs identical tothe federal program or show how their own programs meet or exceed those protections. … In the meantime, a facility in such a state should expect to be held to the old state requirements upon inspection, says Valerie Butera, a Washington, D.C.-based labor and employment attorney at Epstein Becker Green. And in any case, it’s always a good idea to check in with states that have their own OSHA programs periodically to see whether they’ve changed or added requirements, she notes.