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OSHA suspends work on covid-19 vaccine mandate



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has suspended activities related to its temporary emergency standard that require covid-19 vaccines or regular tests for millions of workers, to comply with a federal appellate court decision on Friday.

According to a note from the U.S. Department of Labor. website, "While OSHA remains convinced of its power to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and maintenance of the ETS pending future developments in litigation."

On Friday the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reaffirmed its earlier injunction against the implementation of the mandate, which is due to take effect in January after a comment period, and ruled that the mandate was "excessive".

The mandate requires employers with 1

00 or more employees to apply covid- 19 vaccine or test requirement on its staff.

On Tuesday, a court gathered spanel conducted 34 other summonses questioning the mandate.


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