As many of you are aware the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) earlier this month. The ETS had several requirements regarding COVID-19, including a requirement for each organization with 100 or more employees to implement a policy mandating vaccine or a vaccine or testing standard. The ETS was quickly followed by the filing of several legal cases in opposition of multiple points in the ETS. Currently these legal processes sit with the Sixth Circuit Court and will likely be advanced to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Late last week OSHA confirmed they will not be moving to enforcement related to the ETS until the legal challenges have been resolved. This means your organization can comfortably pause on taking any action toward compliance with the ETS.
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