Advocacy

Legislative advocacy for the roadway safety industry

ATSSA’s Government Relations Team is here to help the roadway safety industry educate decision-makers on the state and federal level, to advocate for roadway safety infrastructure policies and funding. Learn more about ATSSA’s grassroots advocacy to advance policies that move us Toward Zero Deaths on our nation’s roadways and how you can get involved.


Cutting the gas tax is a COST we can't afford. Learn more now.


Get Involved

GET INVOLVED

Join us in promoting state and
federal level policies that make
our roads safer.

Political Action Committee

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

The PAC provides support to policy makers on Capitol Hill that support roadway safety.

Federal Advocacy

FEDERAL

Passionately advocating for
roadway safety infrastructure on
Capitol Hill.

ATSSA FlyIn

ATSSA FLY-IN

Bringing together ATSSA members from across the country in a united voice for roadway safety.

State Advocacy

STATE

Connecting ATSSA chapters with
state-level grass roots efforts
across the country.

Toward Zero Deaths

TOWARD ZERO DEATHS

TZD is a national strategy on highway safety that advocates for eliminating injury & death on roadways.

Advocacy news & blogs

Pam
/ Categories: ATSSA, Government

OSHA withdraws vaccine and testing mandate, effective Jan. 26

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is withdrawing its vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard, effective Wednesday.

The move follows a Jan. 13 ruling by the Supreme Court blocking a Biden administration effort to require employees of large employers to get a COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask.

The court ruled 6-3 in the employer case with the court’s conservative majority concluding the administration overstepped its authority by seeking to impose the OSHA vaccine-or-test rule on U.S. businesses with at least 100 employees. More than 80 million people would have been affected.

The Supreme Court ruling was a temporary measure while other cases proceeded. However, the court wrote that “the applicants are likely to prevail” and therefore granted emergency relief from the OSHA rule.

The OSHA emergency temporary standard was issued Nov. 5. The withdrawal is effective Jan. 26,

The Department of Labor issued this statement today regarding the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard.

“Although OSHA is withdrawing the vaccination and testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard, the agency is not withdrawing the ETS as a proposed rule. The agency is prioritizing its resources to focus on finalizing a permanent COVID-19 Healthcare Standard.

"OSHA strongly encourages vaccination of workers against the continuing dangers posed by COVID-19 in the workplace.”

The official withdrawal will be published on Wednesday here. This is the document prior to its official release.

Previous Article Supreme Court blocks vaccine mandate for large employers
Next Article ATSSA reacts to USDOT release of National Roadway Safety Strategy
Print
1919 Rate this article:
No rating
Please login or register to post comments.