Well alright Hong Kong! Awesome traffic!
Not everything is about Corona Virus…
OSHA actually come out with an interesting publication – safety through Leading Indicators and not lagging indicators. In other words, being proactive, and not just doing this AFTER the person falls off the ladder.
You know what to do:
Do you have to report COVID-19 hospitalization to OSHA?
Short answer – yes, you have to report in-patient hospitalizations to OSHA for COVID-19. Long answer – well, here it is from OSHA:
Recording workplace exposures to COVID-19
OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log.
COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are met:
- The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);
- The case is work-related, as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5; and
- The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g. medical treatment beyond first-aid, days away from work).
Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information.
If you have any good information from different states or countries that are copyright free, please reply in the comments and I will post. This helps everyone, so please help out.
I know I am bombing my own website, but trying to keep up with what is being published. Here is a new guide from the CDC:
This is the map that is kept up to date for COVID-19 (sick map):
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has some nice posters/flyers that can be printed and handed out, or posted for employees and others to see. They are in various locations on their site, so I searched and THINK I have found them all. They are below:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a page of videos you can use for information and training. I could not download, so here is the link:
Additionally – they have a YouTube Channel with additional videos – Link is here:
Well as the the internet likes to say, ‘That Escalated Quickly.’
Below is a grouping of resources from OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC items are very good, and even include printable posters.
I will update the site as I find more stuff. For you in Europe or other places, feel free to comment on additional resources.
Good luck to everyone – wash those hands, clean surfaces – do the stuff listed below. Keep doing your good work.
Click links to download files:
OSHA has some great materials on working in residential construction. Guidance in this area is necessary, as most of the materials and training out there are for larger construction sites. OSHA is now focusing my more heavily on residential construction, so the materials below are quite necessary.
You know what to do (click):