Posted on May 20, 2020
OSHA certifies COVID-19 is a recordable illness in all industries if the standard criteria are present1, but the agency now formally acknowledges “in many instances 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.”
In order to comply with the OSHA recordkeeping and recordation obligations related to COVID-19, employers should consult this revised interim guidance for direction on how to conduct a reasonable and good faith investigation to assess whether or not a COVID-19 illness is recordable.
NECA is working on specific guidance on how to best implement the newly revised directive.
View NECA Summary of the OSHA Revised Guidance