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Updated COVID-19 Guidance From OSHA

On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance that workers infected with COVID-19 (coronavirus) only as a result of performing work-related duties should be recorded on the OSHA 300 log. This reverses previous guidance that required employers to log all work-related cases of COVID-19 among employees. The case of COVID-19 must meet these 3 criteria to be logged on the OSHA 300 log: it is a confirmed case of COVID-19, is work-related, and involves one or more of the general recording criteria. The new guidance does not apply to employers in the healthcare, emergency response, or correctional institution categories.

Due to the shortage of PPE during this pandemic, OSHA has also released additional guidance regarding respiratory protectors, including N95 masks.

For more information refer to the OSHA website and the following links:

New COVID-19 Reporting Guidance for Employers

Respiratory Protection and N95 Shortage Enforcement

Expanded Fit Testing N95

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