OSHA Steps into the Vaccine Issue

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OSHA Imposes New Guidance For Employer-Required COVID-19 Vaccines

Contractors criticize mandate to classify adverse reactions as recordable safety incidents

May 3, 2021Jeff Yoders

Excerpts from the article:

New guidance from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is causing contractors to change their COVID-19 vaccine requirements, and many of them criticize the guidance as diametrically opposed to the Biden administration’s stated desire to increase vaccinations.

“If you require your employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment (i.e., for work-related reasons), then any adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is work-related. The adverse reaction is recordable if it is a new case under 29 CFR 1904.6 and meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7.”

In response, several large contractors said they have changed or will change their vaccination policy to only recommend—not require—a vaccine.


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