OSHA won’t require recording vaccine side effects after all
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines to state that it won’t enforce recordkeeping requirements for worker side effects from mandatory vaccines through May 2022. As we previously reported, OSHA had stated that side effects resulting from employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccines may be recordable on the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-related Injuries and Illnesses). However, in new guidance, OSHA changed its tune to say that it will not enforce recordkeeping requirements for vaccine side effects through May 2022, since it doesn’t want to discourage workers from getting the vaccine nor disincentivize employers’ vaccination efforts. Contact your Vigilant safety professional with any questions.
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