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09/10/2021

NLBMDA has concerns with Biden's OSHA vaccination standard

The Biden Administration wants large workforces fully vaccinated or tested weekly.
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The Biden Administration has announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated.

Additionally, the standard requires any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work.

Although the new standard has not been officially issued, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) said that it has “serious concerns” regarding the imposition of a federal vaccine mandate for these employers. 

The NLBMDA said that it has a long-standing policy that encourages policymakers to refrain from the promulgation of overly broad or “one-size-fits-all” rules and regulations while maintaining strong support for reasonable and workable protections for employees. 

The association has already contacted OSHA regarding Biden’s announcement and will be meeting directly with OSHA staff on behalf of the entire lumber and building material industry.

 NLBMDA is asking members to complete a brief survey regarding this new vaccine mandate for employers with 100-plus employees. The survey should be completed by Sept. 14.