The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is tacitly encouraging employers to hide “adverse reactions” from COVID-19 vaccines, even as 80 million private workers face jab-or-job decisions due to an impending federal mandate that OSHA has fast-tracked under rarely used, special emergency powers.The Department of Labor’s pledge Monday to publish an “emergency temporary standard” on COVID vaccine mandates “in the coming days” threatens to worsen the skewed picture federal regulators have been getting from employers for five months.
OSHA abruptly reversed its directive to employers this spring on how to handle adverse reactions to COVID vaccines among their workforce.
Its FAQ page originally told them to report adverse reactions that are “work-related,” new, and cause missed or restricted work, transfers or “medical treatment beyond first aid.” …