Bloomberg Law
Sept. 17, 2021, 9:51 AM

Pressure’s On OSHA to Quickly Deliver Biden Covid Shot Mandate

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

President Joe Biden‘s call for an employer vaccine mandate has put the federal government’s short-staffed workplace safety agency in a tight spot.

In effect, an agency not known for speed is being forced to develop a complex rule under an expedited format in a matter of weeks—with legal challenges all but guaranteed once it takes effect.

It will be the second Covid-19 emergency rulemaking for the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration this year. The first one took the agency nearly five months to complete, missing Biden’s initial deadline by more than three months.

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