The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency charged with protecting workers injured or otherwise health-impacted while on the job. OSHA is in the business of enforcing the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a statute that covers most private sector employers and their workers - in addition to most public sector employers and workers in all 50 states. On Thursday, April 22, 2021, OSHA issued the following statement:
“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.”
Just over one month later, OSHA pulled a Fauci – reversing its previous statement 100%. Their website now features this updated statement:
“OSHA does not wish to have any appearance of discouraging workers from receiving COVID-19 vaccination and also does not wish to disincentivize employer’s vaccination efforts. As a result, OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to require many 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.”
This is the first significant time since the agency was established in 1971 that OSHA has changed its guidelines away from worker safety reporting. Its entire raison d'être has been to protect the workforce from health impacts incurred while on the job and to compel...