The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently posted new frequently asked questions on recording illnesses caused by required and recommended COVID-19 vaccinations.
The three new FAQs include the following.
- Are adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine recordable on the OSHA recordkeeping log?
- If I require my employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment, are adverse reactions to the vaccine recordable?
- I do not require my employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. However, I do recommend that they receive the vaccine and may provide it to them or make arrangements for them to receive it offsite. If an employee has an adverse reaction to the vaccine, am I required to record it?
For additional information about COVID-19, visit OSHA’s COVID-19 web page and Water Well Journal‘s COVID-19 News and Resources web page.