OSHA Vaccination/Testing Mandate Takes One Last Step Before Final Rulemaking

Last week, OSHA formally submitted its “COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard Rulemaking” to the Office of Management and Budget for review. OMB will attempt to review the rule quickly to make it effective as soon as possible.

How OSHA will enforce the mandate, which is estimated to cover over 80 million workers, is still being determined.

Some reported consequences for noncompliance could include fines or publicizing employers that have not followed the mandate, along with providing whistleblower-type protections to employees at companies that have not complied.

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