OSHA and NIOSH explain priorities
The US Department of Labor conducted a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health on November 16, 2021.
US Fifth Circuit upholds stay on OSHA ETS
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal upheld its stay of federal OSHA's COVID "vaccine-or-test" Emergency Temporary Standard.
US OSHA issues COVID vaccine and testing ETS
Federal OSHA published in the Federal Register its “Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect more than 84 million workers from the spread of the coronavirus.
Forthcoming constitutional and other legal challenges to US OSHA COVID ETS
OSHA published its Emergency Temporary Standard in response to President Biden's September 2021 Executive Order.
US Senators and House members moving to disapprove Biden COVID vaccine orders
Republican senators announced their disapproval of Biden’s Executive Order mandating an OSHA ETS.
OSHA seeks input on its Whistleblower Protection Program
Federal OSHA has announced an October 13, 2021 virtual meeting to obtain public comments on certain issues raised by its Whistleblower Protection Program.
National employer vaccine mandate – closer to reality?
In September, President Joe Biden announced a mandate that businesses with more than 100 employees either require COVID vaccines or administer weekly tests.
Department of Labor announces new efforts to protect workers from heat hazards
In order to address the hazards associated with extreme heat exposure in both the indoor and outdoor environments, the US Department of Labor has announced “enhanced and expanded” measures to address heat-related illnesses