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AGC Files Petition Against OSHA’s Employee Vaccine Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard

The AGC of America filed a legal challenge against OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate ETS in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit claiming, “that OSHA exceeded its statutory authority to promulgate an ETS, and it failed to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act.” Additionally, this new standard will impact all construction companies with 100 or more employees by causing many of them to lose a substantial number of their workers to smaller companies, instead of leading to more people getting vaccinated in the industry. Per the AGC of America, “sixty-four percent of construction workers are with firms that employ 99 or fewer people. With nearly 90 percent of construction firms reporting they are having a hard time filling positions, and many other sectors eager for workers, many vaccine-hesitant workers will have little difficulty finding career opportunities at the smaller firms that are not covered by the OSHA mandate.”