Blog: What the Supreme Court’s OSHA Ruling Means – The Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Court’s decision to stay the Labor Department’s “vaccine or test” rule was a significant setback for the agency I once headed. It is also a vivid illustration of the difficulties ahead for President Biden’s aggressive regulatory agenda.

At the heart of the court’s ruling was the conclusion that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is part of the Labor Department, is “limited to regulating ‘work-related dangers,’ ” but Covid-19 “is not an occupational hazard in most” workplaces. The virus is now among the “hazards of daily life,” the court said, encountered at home, schools, sporting events and virtually everywhere else.

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