Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2020, 4:45 PM

4 Ways Worker Safety Agencies Are Responding to Virus Crisis

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

As employers and workers adapt to the rapidly changing workplace requirements from the new coronavirus spread, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have issued new guidance for U.S. employers.

1. Reporting Infections

After announcing that employers must track coronavirus infections incurred in the workplace—unlike cold and flu cases—OSHA clarified requirements for reporting on Covid-19, as the disease caused by the virus is known. A business is required to report confirmed cases of Covid-19 that are work-related and meet recording criteria set in OSHA regulations, such as days away from work or ...

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