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Nebraska governor says OSHA is in charge of regulating workplace conditions, not state
Nearly 1 out of every 6 cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska has been tied to meatpacking plants. When asked how he would hold meatpacking plants accountable for workplace conditions without issuing formal recommendations or executive orders from the state, Gov. Pete Ricketts said the state of Nebraska doesn't have a regulatory role in insuring workplace safety. "We already have a whole regulatory scheme in place to manage workplaces. It's called OSHA, and so, that's a federal government role."
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