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:
CDC – New Guidelines for America
Photo – 2009.Brian Judd
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:
CDC – Flyer – Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease
CDC – Flyer – Stop The Spread of Germs
CDC – Flyer – Stop the Spread of Germs – Spanish
CDC – Flyer – Share Facts About COVID-19
CDC – Flyer – 10 Things you can do to manage your health at home
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:
COVID-19 Videos on CDC Page
Additionally – they have a YouTube Channel with additional videos – Link is here:
CDC – YouTube Channel for COVID-19
Those of you who are in residential construction noted that when they updated the confined space entry standard a while back, it included residential construction. This industry had been somewhat overlooked by OSHA in the past. They have updated some of their materials to be more clear as to what is expected.
Click here for document:
confined spaces – residential construction
Attached is a PDF with the new schedule for 2019, plus links for more information.
Click here for document: