OSHA has made an important update to the way it’s enforcing regulations regarding COVID-19.
The agency says it doesn’t want to have any appearance of discouraging workers from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, and also doesn’t want to “disincentivize” employers’ vaccination efforts.
Therefore, OSHA won’t enforce 29 CFR 1904’s requirements that would have required any employers to record worker side effects from COVID-19 through May 2022.
OSHA says it will reevaluate its position next year to determine whether the exemption will continue.
The change was outlined in a new FAQ on OSHA’s coronavirus page.