President Biden Announces Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Plan

Late last week, President Biden announced new measures his administration will undertake to continue to combat COVID-19. Included in those measures with an aim of “vaccinating the unvaccinated,” the president stated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that “will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work.”

This mandate is of particular importance to the ready mixed concrete industry, as concrete plants fall under the jurisdiction of OSHA. While there remain a lot of unanswered questions, what we have heard from OSHA is:

Click here to read the president’s remarks from last week and here to review the president’s six-pronged COVID-19 action plan. NRMCA will continue to monitor this issue and advocate for beneficial industry outcomes with the Administration and OSHA.

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