Worried that you are going to be inspected? This nifty sheet from OSHA explains how this sort of thing happens and why.
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.
Changes coming into effect as of January 2015. The biggest includes amputations and loss of an eye must be reported to OSHA within 24 hours:
• All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours.
Below are fact sheets and other documents on the new rule.
Click links below for documents: