Bloomberg Law
March 13, 2020, 4:07 PMUpdated: March 13, 2020, 7:53 PM

OSHA Clarifies Virus Reporting Requirements for Employers (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn
Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

Employers must track and report instances of workers contracting Covid-19 on the job, not those stemming from exposure to the new coronavirus while off the clock, OSHA said.

The update—in new guidance released Friday—comes as many workplaces are limiting operations and urging employees to work from home due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The guidance clarifies employers’ obligations to log injuries and illnesses at work.

The following conditions must be met in order for a business to be subject to reporting mandates as a result of the virus: The employer must be dealing with a confirmed case of ...

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