June 4, 2021
Author: Nation World News Desk
In order to encourage U.S. workers to be vaccinated, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended the legal requirement for employers to report work-related injuries as a result of vaccinations aimed at combating the CCP virus that causes COVID-19 disease.
This suspension of the law by OSHA does not change the fact that employers can be held liable under the workers’ compensation laws or under the personal injury laws, according to the nonprofit group Liberty Counsel.
Earlier this month, the website of OSHA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), said that employers can be held liable if they require employees to receive COVID-19 injections as a condition of service and that employees then experience. adverse reactions.
A section on FAQs on OSHA’s website states: ‘If you have to be vaccinated against your employees as a condition of employment (ie for work-related reasons), then any negative reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine 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 admission criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7, according to Liberty Counsel.
But visitors to the same site FAQ section now see another message, which reads:
‘DOL and OSHA, as well as other federal agencies, are working diligently to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations. OSHA does not want to discourage workers from receiving COVID-19 vaccination, nor does it want to discourage employers’ vaccination efforts. As a result, OSHA will not apply 29 CFR 1904 survey requirements to require employers to record COVID-19 vaccination side effects by May 2022. We will reevaluate the position of the agency at that time to determine the best way forward.”
Liberty Counsel inferred from the amended guidance that the White House had an influence on the decision to suspend the application of the one-year reporting requirement.
‘Undoubtedly received the pressure from the Biden administration, but OSHA suspended the enforcement requirement to record adverse injuries or death due to COVID shots until May 2022 to print the COVID shots. This politically motivated change by OSHA is unprecedented, ”the group said in a press release.
Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver in a Press release criticized the decision to change the OSHA leadership.
“Employers who expect employees to take a COVID survey can be held liable for adverse injuries and death. The fact that OSHA will not apply the survey requirements does not change the legal liability of employers requiring, forcing or encouraging employees to take COVID surveys.
‘OSHA’s suspension of the survey requirement not to discourage experimental COVID shots shows that the Biden government can pay less attention to the collateral damage caused by the COVID shots. The people can see this biased agenda. They are not stupid.”
None of the available COVID-19 shots have been approved or licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Liberty Counsel noted. They come under the introduction of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which means that their use is not necessary.
The FDA acknowledge on its website that it “should ensure that recipients of the vaccine are informed under an EUA, in so far as practicable given the appropriate circumstances … that they have the option to accept or refuse the vaccine, and of any available alternatives to the product. “
EUA authority under section 564 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, allows the FDA to take steps to protect public health from “chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats (CBRN), including infectious diseases, by facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures (MCMs) required during public health emergencies.”
When the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declare that an EUA is needed, as it did on On March 27, 2020, regarding the ongoing pandemic, the FDA may authorize other approved medical products or unauthorized use of approved medical products to be used ‘in an emergency to treat serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions caused by CBRN diagnose, treat or prevent. threat agents when certain criteria are met, among which there are no adequate, approved and available alternatives.”
The OSHA sent for for a comment on Memorial Day, but did not receive a response at press time.