March 29, 2019 / 12:36 AM / a month ago

Walmart not exempt from vaccinating workers on first-aid team - 8th Circuit

A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected a Walmart Stores Inc unit’s claim that it was exempt from having to provide hepatitis B vaccinations to warehouse workers in Florida who volunteered for an injury-response team.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that because workers did not provide first aid at the scene of workplace injuries but rather at a designated area at the distribution center, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules requiring that certain workers receive vaccines did apply.

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