Flash Report: Feds Suspend COVID Vaccine Rule

Fed-OSHA has halted enforcement and implementation of its controversial COVID vaccine mandate for employers with at least 100 employees.  Acceding to a mandate from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals,  to “take no steps to implement or enforce” the emergency temporary standard Fed-OSHA affirms that it will obey the order.

Multiple lawsuits filed in nearly every circuit against the Fed’s emergency temporary standard regulation have been consolidated and will be adjudicated by the Sixth Circuit.

“While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergency,” it says, the agency “has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation.”

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board also has announced it will cease working on a “Horcher” adoption of the federal ETS while the legal battle plays out.