On September 18, AGC put forth a bevy of concerns for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to consider as the agency works on regulations requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or mandate that any workers who remain unvaccinated produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis.
AGC and its members have encouraged voluntary COVID-19 vaccination for their employees since the vaccines became available. The construction industry has proven throughout the pandemic that it can work in a safe and essential manner. OSHA has previously deemed many construction activities as low exposure risks. AGC is reviewing viable legal options in the event the regulations put forth by OSHA exceed the agency’s authority.