In one of the record-setting number of Executive Orders he’s signed (32 in his first week in office), President Biden called for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue new COVID-19 protections for workers within two weeks and take a further look at enhancing enforcement measures against employers. The Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety, issued on January 21, specifically calls for revised guidance to employers as well as consideration of emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 with respect to masks in the workplace and other requirements with a deadline for issuance of March 15, 2021. Further, the EO also calls for the launch of a national program focusing OSHA enforcement efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic on violations that put the largest number of workers at serious risk or are deemed retaliatory.