OSHA Quietly Updates Guidelines On Reporting Requirements For Adverse Reactions To COVID-19 Vaccines

Written by K. Walker on July 1, 2021

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The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has made a significant change in requirements for employers to report side effects from coronavirus vaccines if they are administered as a condition of employment.

The OSHA FAQ page now states that employers who are mandating coronavirus vaccination as a condition of employment are no longer required to report adverse reactions to the vaccines.

According to the Horton Group, an insurance, employment benefits, and risk advisory firm, this is a distinct change from previous guidance which had clarified that an adverse reaction to the vaccine would be considered “work-related” if vaccination was required as a condition of employment. The new guidance no longer includes that statement.

The Horton Group website states, “Prior OSHA FAQs indicated that employers were required to record an employee’s adverse reaction(s) to a COVID-19 vaccination if the reaction was (1) work-related, (2) a new case and (3) met one or more of the agency’s general recording criteria. In its prior guidance, OSHA had clarified that an adverse reaction would be “work-related” if the vaccine was required as a condition of employment.”

Instead, the new FAQ states that OSHA is more concerned about encouraging vaccination than adverse reactions to the vaccine.

The new reporting requirements will stay in effect until May 2022 and will be re-evaluated at that time.

Here is OSHA’s new guidance:

Are adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine recordable on the OSHA recordkeeping log?
The 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 re-evaluate the agency’s position at that time to determine the best course of action moving forward.

Here is a screenshot of the new guidance on the FAQ page.

Human Events recently reported that people are increasingly turning to crowdfunding pages like GoFundMe seeking financial assistance after suffering adverse reactions to the vaccines.

In that article, Dr. Janelle Routher, OD, MBA said that the reactions to the vaccines aren’t the typical rashes and fevers that eventually recede, but “what can be more properly described as being vaccine injuries. People are being physically harmed by vaccines and that is to some degree atypical.”

Dr. Routher stated, “If someone is required to take a vaccine in order to return to work, and then is injured by the vaccine making them unable to work, this is not the kind of injury recognized under workman’s compensation insurance.” She added, “That means people have a debilitating injury that is work related but not recognized as being such. They then might have to turn to private charity to replace some of their lost income.”

This OSHA change is a pretty big deal. Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying discussed it and its implications on the DarkHorse Podcast.

Here’s the relevant clip from episode #85 of their live discussions.

Following up on the comments by Weinstein saying, that this vaccine push looks like it’s a “headlong rush into a giant novel vaccine experiment with no thought to what happens if this is harmful,” it’s rather interesting to note that Dr. Robert Malone, who invented the mRNA technology, noticed that in Moderna’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), mRNA is considered a “gene therapy product by the FDA.”

Someone responded to Dr. Malone’s tweet with the Pfizer/BioNTech SEC filing that says the same thing.

Informed consent used to mean something in the medical community. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. But you can’t say that or you’ll be canceled — even if you’re a surgeon.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker