OSHA Suspends Enforcement
of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Today, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a notice that it was suspending implementation and enforcement of activities related to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees.
 
This action was in response to a Nov. 12 ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granting a stay against OSHA regarding its Nov. 5, 2021, COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The case, BTS Holdings, LLC vs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, was brought by NGA member retailer Brandon Trosclair of Gonzales, La., and other parties. 
 
NGA members are invited to join NGA’s Chris Jones, SVP of government relations and counsel, and Aaron Gelb and Dan Deacon from Conn Maciel Carey LLP for an informational webinar on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. EST. NGA members can register here.
 
NGA President and CEO Greg Ferrara recently sent a letter to NGA members regarding the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) vaccine mandate. NGA has been working on this issue since Sep. 9, when President Biden publicly announced he was directing the Department of Labor's OSHA agency to develop an ETA. In this letter, Greg provides the background and the action NGA has taken on your behalf to include flexibility in the mandate for frontline essential workers in the food industry. Click here to read the letter.

Shane Schaefer, COO 740-815-2235 Direct number
Ohio Grocers Association | www.ohiogrocers.org