DOL Clarifies COVID-19 Not Recordable Incident for OSHA Recordkeeping

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that businesses will not have to consider confirmed cases of COVID-19 as recordable incidents for Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordkeeping purposes unless there is objective evidence available to them that the cases are work-related. OSHA noted that determining whether a worker contracted COVID-19 while performing work duties is difficult given ongoing community spread.

The OSHA enforcement memo is available here.


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