Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
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.
OSHA's COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard requires employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that their workers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face weekly testing beginning January 4.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) now recommends that fully vaccinated employees wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission, among other measures to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
OSHA has released an emergency temporary standard on COVID-19 for healthcare and updated its guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace for all other industries.
OSHA has launched a new nationwide program focusing enforcement efforts on protecting high-risk employees from contracting the coronavirus while also protecting them from retaliation for complaining about unsafe conditions.
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