July 6, 2020
Attorneys See Hurdles For ‘Disappointing’ OSHA Virus Recording Guide
Industry attorneys are predicting that employers will face major difficulties implementing OSHA’s new guidance on when their employees’ COVID-19 infections qualify as work-related and thus subject to reporting requirements, with one law firm calling the policy a “disappointing” shift from the agency’s prior stance. OSHA’s May 19 guidance , “Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” took effect on May 26 but attorneys representing employers are already attacking it as impractical because of the burden it...
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