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IOWA OSHA ADMINISTRATOR CONCERNED ABOUT THE CAPITOL

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THE ADMINISTRATOR OF IOWA’S OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION IS WARNING LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ABOUT HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS INSIDE THE STATE CAPITOL.

RUSSELL PERRY SENT A “HAZARD ALERT LETTER” SAYING THE CONDITIONS MAY EXPOSE WORKERS TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

PERRY SAYS AN INSPECTION BY HIS OFFICE RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT SAFETY DURING THE PANDEMIC.

THE INSPECTION FOUND THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING ISN’T ALWAYS ENFORCED INSIDE THE BUILDING, TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND HEALTH SCREENS AREN’T PERFORMED ON EVERYONE WHO COMES IN, AND EMPLOYEES DON’T HAVE TO REPORT POSITIVE TESTS.

PERRY SAYS THE CONDITIONS DON’T VIOLATE IOWA STATE LAWS BUT COULD EXPOSE THE WORKERS TO COVID-19.

AT LEAST 10 CASES OF THE VIRUS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE CAPITOL SINCE JANUARY.