OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Angie SzumlinskiAnnouncements

Recently OSHA posted revised enforcement for recording cases of COVID-19. Effective May 26, 2020, this time-limited guidance will be in place for the current COVID-19 public health crisis. Under OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness. Employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if the case:

Given the nature of the disease and ubiquity of community spread, however, in many cases it remains difficult to determine whether a COVID-19 illness is work-related, especially when an employee has experienced potential exposure both in and out of the workplace. Because of the difficulty determining work-relatedness, OSHA is exercising enforcement discretion to assess employers’ efforts in making work-related determinations.

Please read the revised enforcement here.