26 Jan 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
“matter of life and death”
National COSH on OSHA ‘s Withdrawal of Temporary Vaccine and Testing Standard after
Deeply-Flawed Supreme Court Ruling
The following statement is from Jessica E. Martinez, MPH, co-executive director of the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health:
“COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and an important way to reduce the risk of the deadly virus that is spreading rapidly throughout U.S. workplaces. It’s extremely unfortunate that the Supreme Court — which operates with strict COVID protocols — has denied similar protections to tens of millions of U.S. workers.
“It’s vitally important — literally a matter of life and death — that OSHA proceed with implementing permanent standards to protect all workers against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, not just for health care workers but for workers in all industries. The agency must also enforce current rules that require all employers to provide a workplace free from known hazards.”
National COSH links the efforts of local worker health and safety coalitions in communities across the United States, advocating for elimination of preventable hazards in the workplace.For more information, please visit nationalcosh.org. Follow us at National Council for Occupational Safety and Health on Facebook, @NationalCOSH on Twitter and @NationalCOSH on Instagram.