The Biden administration has issued an emergency rule that requires health care employers to take steps to protect their workers from COVID-19.
The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis is seeking documents from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as three of the country's largest meatpacking companies.
More than 1,000 employees at the pork plant in Iowa have been infected by the virus, and at least six have died. The company launched an independent investigation into the complaints last month.
OSHA issued new safety guidelines recently, but some meatpacking workers and worker advocates, wonder whether the rules protect employees, or employers.
Some businesses and employee advocates say they're not getting much help from the federal government to ensure workers' safety from the coronavirus pandemic.
The conversation about religious accommodation in the workplace is playing out in a rural Colorado meatpacking town where Muslim workers at a Cargill plant were fired over prayer breaks.