COVID-19 Recognized as OSHA Recordable Illness
Recently, OSHA has been overrun with complaints regarding COVID-19 and workplace safety. We encourage employers to develop, implement, and share with employees a COVID-19 response plan that details everything that is being done to address the hazard – transparency is key. Included in this email are resources from OSHA to assist in developing your organization’s plan.
If an employee contracts COVID-19 as a result of performing work-related duties, OSHA considers this a recordable illness. Employers are responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 on their OSHA 300 log when all of the following criteria are met:
- The worker has a confirmed case of COVID-19;
- Their illness arose from performing work-related duties; and
- One or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 is involved (e., results in days away from work, medical treatment beyond first aid, in-patient hospital stay).
If you suspect an employee has contracted COVID-19 while performing work-related duties, Synergy stands ready to serve you. Click here to report a claim online or call us at 1-877-327-5444 to report by phone.
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