Bloomberg Law
April 5, 2021, 3:01 PM

Surging Covid Vaccine Rates Raise Legal Issues for OSHA Standard

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The growing number of vaccinated people could fuel legal challenges if the federal government issues an emergency temporary standard to prevent workplace Covid-19 infections.

As of April 1, 16.9% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated and 30% of the population was at least partially vaccinated, according to Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker website. The U.S. is averaging about 2.9 million vaccine shots per day and at that rate the nation would reach a 75% vaccination level in July.

“OSHA is running headlong into that there is no emergency. This has legal ramifications,” said Brent Clark, the Chicago-based co-chair of ...

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