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If an employer requires its employees to be vaccinated, adverse reactions to the vaccines are considered “work-related” by OSHA. Employers who require COVID-19 vaccines must notify OSHA within 24 hours of an employee’s inpatient hospitalization (or within eight hours of an employee’s death) resulting from an adverse reaction.
For employers subject to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, if the adverse reaction meets other general recording criteria (e.g., days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, or medical treatment beyond first aid), the reaction must be recorded on the employer’s OSHA 300 log, even if it does not lead to hospitalization. For example, if an employee uses a sick day because of fever and chills following administration of the vaccine, the reaction must be recorded. On the other hand, if an employee merely requires over-the-counter medication to ease soreness at the injection site, the action need not be recorded.
Employers who merely recommend vaccination do not need to record adverse reactions or report hospitalizations due to those adverse reactions, even if the employer facilitates employees’ access to the vaccine.
OSHA’s full guidance on the new FAQs can be found below:
In general, an adverse reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine is recordable if the reaction is: (1) work-related, (2) a new case, and (3) meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g., days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid).
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. The adverse reaction is recordable if it is a new case under 29 CFR 1904.6 and meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7.
No. Although adverse reactions to recommended COVID-19 vaccines may be recordable under 29 CFR 1904.4(a) if the reaction is: (1) work-related, (2) a new case, and (3) meets one or more of the general recording criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7, OSHA is exercising its enforcement discretion to only require the recording of adverse effects to required vaccines at this time. Therefore, you do not need to record adverse effects from COVID-19 vaccines that you recommend, but do not require.
Note that for this discretion to apply, the vaccine must be truly voluntary. For example, an employee’s choice to accept or reject the vaccine cannot affect their performance rating or professional advancement. An employee who chooses not to receive the vaccine cannot suffer any repercussions from this choice. If employees are not free to choose whether or not to receive the vaccine without fearing adverse action, then the vaccine is not merely “recommended” and employers should consult the above FAQ regarding COVID-19 vaccines that are a condition of employment.
Note also that the exercise of this discretion is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding OSHA’s expectations as to the recording of adverse effects during the health emergency; it does not change any of employers’ other responsibilities under OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations or any of OSHA’s interpretations of those regulations.
Finally, note that this answer applies to a variety of scenarios where employers recommend, but do not require vaccines, including where the employer makes the COVID-19 vaccine available to employees at work, where the employer makes arrangements for employees to receive the vaccine at an offsite location (e.g., pharmacy, hospital, local health department, etc.), and where the employer offer the vaccine as part of a voluntary health and wellness program at my workplace. In other words, the method by which employees might receive a recommended vaccine does not matter for the sake of this question.
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NEW MEMBERSHIP CARDS
We have a new way for everyone to access their Membership Cards. You’ll sign in here, https://members.iwca.org/. Click just “Account” not anything in the drop down. Scroll down and you’ll see print Membership Cards. Once you click, hit the print icon in the top right of the card, and you see three different sizes to print. Larger one for a frame if you want to put them on a wall and smaller ones to use as wallet carry cards.
If you have not signed into the new site yet, you’ll need to reset your password first if your membership was active when we moved the system over in January 2021. Use your email for the username first and if this doesn’t work, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you the username and reset the password for you. If you were not a member in January on the old site, this information did not come over to the new site, so you will need to sign back up and create a full membership again.
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|2021 IWCA Annual Convention Schedule|
|Monday March 22nd, 2021|
|Majestic 4-6||Royal 2||Royal 3||Outside Parking Lot – Veranda|
|8-12pm||IWCA New Safety Training Program – Safe Practices for Rope Descent Systems||Sunbelt Classroom Training||Comprehensive T3 Training, Sealing Surfaces for Success (Paver Sealing/Cleaning Certification)|
|12-2pm||Delivering a Successful and Profitable Deck & Wood Restoration Service in Today’s Changing Market – PWNA/Everett Abrams|
|1-5pm||Comprehensive T3 Training, Sealing Surfaces for Success (Paver Sealing/Cleaning Certification), Sunbelt Hands On Lift, IWCA Hands On New RDS Training|
|4pm-8pm||Expert Safety Services 1910 Safety|
|Tuesday March 23rd, 2021
Majestic 4-6 for classes, Veranda for the First Timers Meet & Greet
|8-11am||Opening General Session, Ettore Award, Fellowship Award, Tradeshow Vendor Highlights, Keynote – Keith Kalfas|
|11am-12pm||Fight Club Panel|
|1-2pm||Waterfed Safety/Mike Draper|
|2-3pm||Insurance, Protect Your Assets/Tammy Artusa|
|3-4pm||Put Culture First to Retain Your Best Employees-Martha Woodard|
|4-5pm||QBO online/Meaghan Likes|
|5-6pm||Disinfecting Course (All attendees will get signed up for the Kimberly Clark Scholarship for the ISSA/GBAC Microbial Warriors Certification Course to take for free.) Brandi Harper|
|6-7pm||First Timers Meet & Greet Social|
|Wednesday March 24th, 2021|
|Majestic 4-6||Majestic 1-3||Off Premise|
|9-11:30am||Charity Cleaning – Central Florida Children’s Home *Meet in Lobby 8:30am to leave|
|8-9am||Chemicals – Alternatives to Razors/ABC|
|9-10am||Building a Resilient Contracting Business – Breakthrough Academy|
|10-11am||$100,000 profit/Meaghan Likes|
|11-12am||Market Your Company without Spending Money – Dave Kaminski||Trade Show Outdoor Demos|
|12-6pm||Trade Show Open – Speed Cleaning Competition|
|6-7pm||Trade Show Outdoor Demos|
|Thursday March 25th 2021|
|Majestic 4-6||Majestic 1-3|
|8-9am||The Sales Process for People Who Think Sales People are Slimy – Curt Kempton|
|9-12pm||Trade Show Open|
|12-1pm||LevelUP: 6 Components to Build a Team That Gives a S**T – Martha Woodard|
|1-2pm||Intro to adding Power Washing – Soft Washing/Power Wash U|
|3-4pm||Breakthrough Academy – Build Your 2021 One-Page Strategic Plan|
|4-5pm||Breakthrough Academy – Building a Resilient Contracting Business|
|5-6pm||CLIPA – Why Christmas Lights?|
|Friday March 26th 2021|
|Majestic 4-6||Majestic Pre-Function|
|8-9am||Ettore Cleaning Techniques – Jorge Aguilar and Sheila Smeltzer|
|9-10am||Jim Dubois – Business Building|
|10-11am||Operations Management/ Peter Artusa|
|11-12pm||Glass Education/Cody Thomas|
|12-1pm||The Art of Bidding – Jack Evans|
|1-2pm||Brandi Harper – Marketing Videos|
|2-3pm||Blake Coats/Health Insurance|
|3-5pm||GlassRenu Hands-On Training|
|5-7pm||Pay Online Silent Auction Invoices Emailed to you and come pick up your winnings|
|Live Zoom Prior To Convention for all fully registered attendees *Recordings are available||Residential Panel|
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