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July 6, 2020

Attorneys See Hurdles For ‘Disappointing’ OSHA Virus Recording Guide

May 27, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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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