US Appeals Court Halts OSHA Vaccine Mandate, Unclear How Long

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The US Justice Dept. responded, OSHA's authority, under law, to issue the standard "is unambiguous and limited to addressing grave dangers to employees in the workplace."

November 15, 2021
Debra K. Rubin & Jeff Yoders - Engineering News-Record

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Nov. 6 stayed the Biden administration's requirement that workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly, citing potential "grave statutory and constitutional" issues raised by opponents of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration's emergency temporary standard announced on Nov. 4.

Reprinted courtesy of Debra K. Rubin, Engineering News-Record and Jeff Yoders, Engineering News-Record

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