President Biden signed an executive order last Thursday directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue stronger safety guidance to protect workers from Covid-19 and to increase enforcement efforts.

Unions and labor group welcomed the directive, saying that the Trump administration did not do enough to protect workers amid the pandemic, The New York Times reported.

In an interview with NPR, David Michaels, a Biden campaign advisor, professor of public health at George Washington University and former head of OSHA, said OSHA is likely to “require employers to develop a workplace infection control plan” which will include protections such as the use of masks, distancing, improved ventilation and disinfection. “But to make this work, employers and workers are going to need to together assess how that work is being done and what changes are needed to make the workplace safe.”

Read the full interview here.