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Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig in Midland, Texas. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a conservative champion in seemingly endless culture wars. But the president, still trying to fashion himself as an outsider, offers little detail about how he’d pull the levers of government in a second term.

FILE – In this July 29, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig in Midland, Texas. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a conservative champion in seemingly endless culture wars. But the president, still trying to fashion himself as an outsider, offers little detail about how he’d pull the levers of government in a second term.

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President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths.

Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a conservative champion in seemingly endless culture wars. But the president, still trying to fashion himself as an

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In a win for consumers, a court ruling affirms the legality of short-term health insurance plans

This month, when a federal court dealt a victory to sick patients, it pointed the way toward a potential armistice in the war over the Affordable Care Act.

That war is ongoing. The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire law. ACA supporters are howling. Yet the challenge lacks merit and is unlikely to succeed.

At the same time, however, ACA supporters, who usually howl about private insurance companies eliminating coverage for the sick, are asking the federal government to mandate that certain insurers do so.

First, a little background.

The ACA dramatically increased health insurance premiums in the “individual” market, where consumers purchase coverage directly from insurers. Yet Congress deliberately chose not to apply the ACA’s regulations to “short-term, limited duration insurance,” which can therefore offer lower premiums. As ACA premiums rose, many consumers flocked to STLDI plans.

One such consumer was 61-year-old Arizona

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Analysis finds 5.5M have lost health insurance amid pandemic

Nearly 5.5 million people who lost their jobs between February and May of this year also lost their health insurance, according to a new analysis released Tuesday. 

The analysis from Families USA, a consumer health care advocacy organization, finds that the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have caused the greatest health insurance losses in American history. 

Nearly half of the coverage losses occurred in five states: California, Texas, Florida, New York and North Carolina. 

“Families in America are losing comprehensive health insurance in record numbers,” the authors of the analysis wrote. “This creates particularly serious dangers during a grave public health crisis and deep economic downturn.”

Coverage losses are likely steep because about half of Americans get health coverage through their jobs. 

However, the 5.4 million people who are estimated to have also lost their health insurance doesn’t count family members who might also have been on those

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Court backs Trump expansion of cheap health insurance plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Trump administration’s expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans, derided by critics as “junk insurance,” as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act’s costlier comprehensive insurance.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said in a 2-1 decision that the administration had the legal authority to increase the duration of the health plans from three to 12 months, with the option of renewing them for 36 months. The plans do not have to cover people with preexisting conditions or provide basic benefits like prescription drugs.

President Donald Trump, who wants to get rid of the entire health care law but failed to repeal it in Congress, has praised the plans as “much less expensive health care at a much lower price.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the decision would allow the administration to “keep

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Safety and Health Topics | Personal Protective Equipment – OSHA Standards

Standards

Personal protective equipment is addressed in specific OSHA standards for general industry, maritime and construction. OSHA requires that many categories of personal protective equipment meet or be equivalent to standards developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This section highlights OSHA standards and documents related to personal protective equipment.

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General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
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Subpart G – Occupational Health and Environmental Control 1910.94, Ventilation
1910.95, Occupational noise exposure
Subpart H – Occupational Health and Environmental Control 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment 1910.132, General requirements
1910.133, Eye and face protection
1910.134, Respiratory protection
1910.135, Head protection
1910.136, Foot protection
1910.137, Electrical protective equipment
1910.138, Hand protection
1910.140, Personal fall protection systems
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