November 30, 2021
On November 12, 2021, that federal appeals court “permanently” enjoined (blocked) the implementation of OSHA’s rules. As a result of the court’s decision, OSHA has paused its own enforcement of the rules—a fact noted on their website. At present, OSHA’s pause is temporary because OSHA expects the federal court’s “permanent” injunction to be eventually overturned, as do several other legal observers. In fact, related litigation is pending before a different court of appeal—and these cases may eventually make it up to the U.S. Supreme Court. So, this may not be the end of the federal OSHA rules.