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Federal OSHA formally withdraws employer vaccine mandate

Statement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the Status of the OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS:

"The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard issued on Nov. 5, 2021, to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers with 100 or more employees from workplace exposure to coronavirus. The withdrawal is effective January 26, 2022.

Although OSHA is withdrawing the vaccination and testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard, the agency is not withdrawing the ETS as a proposed rule. The agency is prioritizing its resources to focus on finalizing a permanent COVID-19 Healthcare Standard.
OSHA strongly encourages vaccination of workers against the continuing dangers posed by COVID-19 in the workplace."

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Read the statement online: https://www.osha.gov/coronavirus/ets2

Federal Register Withdrawal: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/01/26/2022-01532/covid-19-vaccination-and-testing-emergency-temporary-standard


At this time, the Vermont Department of Labor and its Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) program are taking no additional action, but will continue to work with federal partners on implementation of federal guidance, should there be any.

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