Employers Do Not Need to Log Adverse Reactions to Vaccinations

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recently updated their FAQs regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.

The new information states the “Department of Labor (DOL) and OSHA, as well as other federal agencies, are working diligently to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. OSHA does not wish to have any appearance of discouraging workers from receiving COVID-19 vaccination and also does not wish to disincentivize employers’ vaccination efforts. As a result, OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from COVID-19 vaccination through May 2022. We will reevaluate the agency’s position at that time to determine the best course of action moving forward.”

If this was a standard that you were following, you may now stop. Please let us know if you have safety and health-related questions. We can help.