The federal appellate court denied an attempt by a group of employees to block enforcement of a vaccine mandate that applied to more than 93,000 employees.
OSHA has published a proposed rule that would require certain employers to electronically submit more detailed information to the agency regarding their workplace injuries and illnesses than the current rule mandates, while easing reporting requirements for other organizations.
OSHA has announced it plans to withdraw its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's ruling to grant a stay blocking enforcement of the ETS.
While the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine-or-test ETS from taking effect, it viewed a vaccine mandate affecting 10.4 million health care workers more favorably.
The Supreme Court ruled that OSHA had never before imposed such a mandate on employers, and found the agency had exceeded its authority because the ETS was not limited to "work-related dangers."
The Supreme Court heard arguments on the Biden administration's Emergency Testing Standard for employers with 100 or more employees, as well as its vaccine mandate for health care workers at hospitals receiving federal money.
Revised guidelines from the CDC and OSHA ease requirements for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine periods and the use of self-administered COVID tests.
The Biden administration's nationwide vaccine mandate for large employers overcame a big hurdle when the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled its Emergency Temporary Standard could go forward.
The federal appellate court ordered that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) take no further steps to implement or enforce its vaccination-or-testing mandate while it reviews a request for for a permanent injunction.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted an emergency motion to stay the enforcement of OSHA's recently published emergency temporary standard mandating COVID-19 vaccination or testing for employers with 100 or more employees.
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