The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new guidance on reporting incidences of COVID-19 infections when employees are known to have contracted the Coronavirus at the workplace.
OSHA-covered employers are mandated to record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log. COVID-19 infection can be recordable if a worker is infected as a result of work-related duties, but employers are only required to record cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are true:
- The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19;
- The case is work-related; and
- The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria (e.g., medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work).