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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:

  1. The worker has a confirmed case of COVID-19;
  2. Their illness arose from performing work-related duties; and
  3. 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.

OSHA Resources

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Requirements

OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19


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