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June 6, 2023

Attorneys Say Supreme Court’s COVID Order May Chill Future OSHA Rules

January 18, 2022 at 5:51 PM
Observers say the Supreme Court decision blocking OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS) could chill the future development of safety standards and ease challenges to its rulemakings, especially if the agency attempts to craft "holistic" policies for new dangers. In conversations with Inside OSHA , legal experts and worker safety advocates said they expect broad, long-term impacts from the Jan. 13 ruling that OSHA’s economy-wide COVID-19 vaccine-or-testing rule for private-sector workers exceeded the agency’s authority to regulate “occupational safety,” including...

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