OSHA Suspends Implementation of Vaccine Mandate per Court Order

OSHA Suspends Implementation of Vaccine Mandate per Court Order


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended the implementation of its federal vaccine mandate affecting roughly 80 million workers in the U.S. after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).

“On November 12, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, published on November 5, 2021 (86 Fed. Reg. 61402) (“ETS”),” an update on OSHA’s website states.

According to the court order, OSHA is to “take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order.”

“While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA

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