104: COVID-19 – Updated OSHA Response and Recordkeeping Guidelines

COVID_19_Updated OSHA Response and Recordkeeping Guidelines

“Eliminating hazards from COVID-19 remains a top priority for OSHA,” writes OSHA. They continue: “Because the government and the private sector have taken rapid and evolving steps to slow the virus’s spread, protect employees, and adapt to new ways of doing business, at this time, the rate of new cases, new hospitalizations, and deaths are decreasing in most parts of the country. As workplaces reopen, OSHA will continue to ensure safe and healthy conditions for America’s working men and women pursuant to the following framework.”

As more states are taking steps to reopen, OSHA is receiving complaints from affected workers in non-essential businesses. As a result, they have a new interim enforcement guideline. What do you need to know as an employer, and what are the actual obligations you’ll need to plan around? How does this influence what you’re already doing?

Listen to the podcast below to learn more about the new guideline to learn what steps you ought to be taking, depending on the size of your business and other factors.

Click HERE for the interim guideline (and be sure to continue to check the OSHA site for new updates.)

OSHA also has new guidance with respect to the recording of occupational illnesses, specifically cases of COVID-19.

Click HERE for the Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

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