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.
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 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: