OSHA Issues New Guidance on the Recordability of COVID-19 Cases:
On April 10, OSHA clarified its position regarding the recordability of COVID-19 cases under its recordkeeping rules. According to the OSHA press release, “In areas where there is ongoing community transmission, employers other than those in the healthcare industry, emergency response organizations (e.g., emergency medical, firefighting and law enforcement services), and correctional institutions may have difficulty making determinations about whether workers who contracted COVID-19 did so due to exposures at work. Accordingly, until further notice, OSHA will not enforce its recordkeeping requirements to require these employers to make work-relatedness determinations for COVID-19 cases, except where: (1) There is objective evidence that a COVID-19 case may be work-related; and (2) The evidence was reasonably available to the employer. Employers of workers in the healthcare industry, emergency response organizations and correctional institutions must continue to make work-relatedness determinations pursuant to 29 CFR Part 1904.” Read ABC’s statement on the new guidance as well as ABC general counsel, Littler Mendelson’s analysis.
|Date:||Tuesday, April 14, 2020|
|Time:||3 p.m. EDT|
|Speakers:||Brad Hammock, Littler Mendelson P.C.|
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Join ABC OSHA counsel Brad Hammock for a webinar providing guidance to ABC members and chapter staff on OSHA compliance and enforcement during COVID-19, including recording and reporting workplace exposures to COVID-19, respiratory protection and more. Register HERE!