A foggy morning GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, bit o fog this morning but, still a peaceful one. OH…and omicron has forced the postponement of my upcoming Jiu Jitsu tournament. NOT COOL COVID!
Free For All Friday Ed-vise today. Because it’s FRIDAY PIZZA NIGHT! No open mat because they are redoing the gym. But still PIZZA NIGHT!
Well the SU-PREME Court of these here U-NITED STATES of ‘MURICA finally came to a decision on the executive order.
They said that OSHA overreached on that rule. Said it was not within the scope of power Congress had given to OSHA. That, DESPITE what the rule says as written by Congress that OSHA is supposed to protect workers from existing and future harm.
One of the reasons they gave was that, unlike PPE, a vaccine cannot be left at the jobsite. You end up carrying a vaccine with you all the time. True. That is why OSHA gave the other out which was the testing and masking piece.
So, in the end, the court limited the ability of OSHA. What does that mean?
Well, like I wrote yesterday, this decision will have far reaching implications. See, there is a part in the OSHA standards about Bloodborne Pathogens. Those are the little nasties that cause things like Hepatitis and typhoid. That little part has a thing that says “make vaccines available.” Hmmm. Basically, vaccinate or use other controls.
Guess what? That section just became vulnerable to removal. And that is just the first one.
I will read the decision and analyze the thoughts of the justices. Let’s see just how far this court has gone in handling OSHA and other administrative agencies.
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if you crash your Kia…you will have NOKIA!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA