Bloomberg Law
Jan. 21, 2022, 4:16 PM

Covid-19 Complaints to OSHA Surge as Rules Are Stayed, Withdrawn

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The rise of the omicron Covid-19 variant has led to a threefold increase in worker complaints and referrals to OSHA from other agencies.

Those increases come at the same time the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 halted enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s shot-or-test mandate for large employers and the agency’s Dec. 27 withdrawal of its health-care Covid-19 emergency temporary standard. The surge of Covid-19 infections and the lack of virus-specific rules to prevent infections has led to calls for OSHA to boost enforcement using other laws and standards and to reinstate the health-care measure.

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