Is It Recordable? COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects
To clarify this for employers, OSHA recently added an answer to this question on its COVID-19 FAQ webpage:
“…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.”
Therefore, vaccine side effects do not currently need to be recorded on Form 300 logs, even if they meet the definition of a work-related illness. OSHA will continue to monitor vaccination rates and reported side effects, and may change this guidance in May 2022 or after.
Is COVID-19 a Recordable Work-related Illness?Normally, illnesses contracted in the workplace are recordable if they are new cases that are work-related and result in medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work, or other criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7. COVID-19 is no different.
Employers must record work-related cases of COVID-19 illness on their Form 300 logs if the following requirements are met:
1. The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19;
2. The case is work-related (as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5); and
3. The case involves one or more relevant recording criteria.
Hospitalizations: Employers must report a hospitalization related to COVID-19 if it occurs within 24 hours of the SARS-CoV-2 workplace exposure.
Deaths: Employers must report a fatality to OSHA if it occurs within 30 days of the SARS-CoV-2 workplace exposure.
Read more: Is COVID-19 a Recordable Illness?
COVID-19 Safety Awareness Online TrainingTo help US workplaces safely resume and continue operations, Lion launched the COVID-19 Employee Safety Awareness Online Course. The course is designed to help satisfy training mandates for employees concerning COVID-19, preparing employees to:
- Recognize signs, symptoms, and risk factors for COVID-19.
- Describe how the COVID-19 disease is transmitted.
- Follow recommended hygiene and work protocols to prevent exposure.
- Properly use and care for PPE and face coverings, when required.
Learn more about the course.
Find a Post
Best instructor ever! I was going to take my DOT training w/a different provider, but based on this presentation, I will also be doing my DOT training w/Lion!
Hazardous Waste Professional
No comparison. Lion has the best RCRA training ever!!
The instructor clearly enjoys his job and transmits that enthusiasm. He made a dry subject very interesting and fun.
The training was impressive. I am not a fan of online training but this was put together very well. I would recommend Lion to others.
I have been to other training companies, but Lion’s material is much better and easier to understand.
Lion is easily and consistently the best option for compliance training. I've learned new information from every instructor I've had.
I love that the instructor emphasized the thought process behind the regs.
Corporate Product Stewardship Specialist
I really enjoy your workshops. Thank you for such a great program and all the help Lion has provided me over the years!
Hazardous Material Pharmacy Technician
This is the best RCRA training I've experienced! I will be visiting Lion training again.
Cynthia L. Logsdon
Principal Environmental Engineer
Best course instructor I've ever had. Funny, relatable, engaging; made it interesting and challenged us as the professionals we are.
Download Our Latest Whitepaper
What to do before, during, and after a RCRA hazardous waste inspection to defend your site from rising State and Federal penalties.