After the Supreme Court blocked Biden's decision, Oregon's OSHA will not adopt its own employer vaccination policy
After a ten-year hiatus, Oregon is calling off its efforts to adopt a vaccine-or-test rule for large employers.
Businesses in the United States would have been required to confirm that their employees are vaccinated or that they are testing negative for COVID-19 at least weekly.
Oregon is one of 21 states in which its workplace safety program is based rather than relying on federal legislation and enforcement, to adopt rules that are at least as effective as the federal ones, but must not be identical and could be more restrictive.
The conservative majority of the Supreme Court found on Thursday that the administration had overreached in its business mandate. It did not allow for a vaccination mandate for health insurers that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid funding
In a statement on its website, Oregon OSHA said it would postpone the work on its rule.
The OSHA Department of Justice, in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision, will continue to monitor federal OSHA activities and respond as required. "In the face of the Supreme Court's decision, however, Oregon does not proceed with adopting the same or similar standard in Oregon."
The organization maintains its protective measures, as well as other measures intended to protect workers during the epidemic.
Elliot Njus, a member of Elliot Njus, has been named.