If an employee has an adverse reaction to a smallpox vaccination; is it recordable under Cal/OSHAs recordkeeping rule?

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If an employee has an adverse reaction to a smallpox vaccination; is it recordable under Cal/OSHAs recordkeeping rule?

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If an employee has an adverse reaction to a smallpox vaccination, the reaction is recordable if it is work related (see 14300.5) and meets the general recording criteria contained in 14300.7. A reaction caused by a smallpox vaccination is work related if the vaccination was necessary to enable the employee to perform his or her work duties. Such a reaction is work-related even though the employee was not required to receive it, if the vaccine was provided by the employer to protect the employee against exposure to smallpox in the work environment. For example, if a health care employer establishes a program to vaccinate employees who may be involved in treating people suffering from the effects of a smallpox outbreak, reactions to the vaccine would be work related. The same principle applies to adverse reactions among emergency response workers whose duties may cause them to be exposed to smallpox. The vaccinations in this circumstance are analogous to inoculations given to employees t

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