AGC Challenges the Broad Application of OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate

On November 15, AGC, along with industry allies, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit challenging the recent OSHA COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS). The suit highlights the many efforts the construction industry has collectively engaged in to combat COVID-19, including funding public service announcements and other proactive measures to encourage contractors to protect their workers throughout the pandemic. It also makes clear that the challenge is not in opposition to the ETS’s objective to get more people vaccinated, but the negative economic impact such a mandate will have on the construction industry and the fact that it exceeds the statutory authority of the U.S. Department of Labor.  In all, there were 34 cases filed in 12 different circuits. On November 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was randomly selected to consolidate all the cases

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