Bloomberg Law
March 19, 2020, 6:08 PM

Companies Seek Leeway on OSHA Filing Deadlines, Requirements

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

Companies across the country are looking for relief from OSHA over filing deadlines, and industry attorneys are asking federal safety regulators for clarification about when to record Covid-19 on illness and injury logs.

In the span of less than two weeks, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration revised its guidance on respirator fit testing, announced that employers must track coronavirus infections incurred in the workplace—unlike cold and flu cases—and issued other guidance on how to manage the global viral outbreak in the workplace.

Businesses are being forced to rapidly move millions of workers to telework and in some cases to ...

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