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OSHA Guidance Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There is no specific OSHA Standard covering coronavirus; however, OSHA has highlighted standards and directives that may apply to the prevention of occupational exposure to Coronavirus.

OSHA provides guidance for 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 the following conditions 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 for more information.

OSHA Links

NAPA encourages you to visit the following links from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):