November 18, 2021

BREAKING: OSHA halts enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it’s suspending its enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for large employers after a federal appeals court upheld a stay on it last week.

“The court ordered that OSHA ‘take no steps to implement or enforce’ the ETS [Emergency Temporary Standard] ‘until further court order.’ While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation,” OSHA’s statement read.

In September, President Joe Biden announced that the administration was rolling out a new rule requiring all private employers with at least 100 to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing for all workers. The mandate would impact close to 80 million workers.

Earlier this month, the administration set a Jan. 4 deadline for eligible employers to implement the mandate. Last week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote that the administration’s order was “fatally flawed.” It ruled that OSHA desist from enforcing the requirement “pending adequate judicial review.”

Dozens of state attorneys general and other groups are challenging the mandate in court.

Despite the court’s decision, the Biden administration urged businesses to continue enforcing COVID-19 vaccines and testing.

“We think people should not wait. We say: Do not wait to take actions that will keep your workplace safe. It is important and critical to do and waiting to get more people vaccinated will lead to more outbreaks and sickness,” said White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

The White House has said it believes it has the authority to issue such a mandate for workers. It is unclear how the administration will respond to OSHA’s announcement.


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3 comments on BREAKING: OSHA halts enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate

  1. bigdog says:

    Private companies do not need to employ them.
    Triple their insurance rates. Insurance companies should raise the rates sky high not affordable for antivaxxers
    No vax no job

    1. Vicmeister says:

      Your ignorance is frightening and I actually live in Washington state with a dictator for a governor and due to these illegal mandates we had a person die when they could not get medical attention in time after his teenage son called for help due to employee shortages. I wonder if you were laying on the cold floor dying if you would change your opinion and want an un jabbed person to come and help you? I could give less of a care if the first responder had the shot or not since none of them did for almost a year before the emergency shot was given approval. Also by the way I am fully vaccinated with all non emergency and fully vetted vaccines of which this current shot does not apply so please stop misusing the word antivaxxer.

    2. charles eric Towner says:

      We have had 3 Covid 19 “vaccinated” people and 3 unvaccinated people contract the Covid Delta Variant, and no Cocid recovered “natural aquired immunity” people. Also, the 3 people that were unvacinated recovered in just 2 days using Ivermectin and monochromal antibody’s. There is also an antivairal available that is 90% effective, which is better than the vaccine…are you going to line up every 6 months for a booster, not knowing the potential long term negative effects? What happend to you? Why are you now willing to accept whatever big pharma and big government and big corporations tell you to do without question…especially when you have all the science and data and alternatives to choose from?

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