The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) might rely on tattletales within companies to speed up their enforcement of President Joe Biden’s currently unenforceable directive forcing private sector businesses to mandate the COVID-19 shot for employees, Bloomberg Law reported on Wednesday.
Biden first directed OSHA to create a rule in early September, but it was this week that the regulatory agency sent its proposal to the White House for review. While the details of the rule are still under private review, OSHA told Bloomberg that “when necessary, OSHA has several methods to hold employers accountable for the safety and health of their workers.”
OSHA also told Bloomberg that a “vast majority” of businesses are already in compliance with the agency’s imminent shot standards. This aligns with accounts from companies such as Southwest Airlines, which tried to blame its COVID-19 jab requirement on Biden’s nonexistent directive. Those businesses that fail to comply with OSHA’s pending order, however, will be subject to punishment from the agency largely through reporting from workers at non-compliant companies.