OSHA Reverses Course: Employers Must Now Make Determination As To The Work-Relatedness Of COVID-19 Cases

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Reversing an earlier decision, which limited to only certain categories of employers the obligation to determine whether COVID-19 cases are work-related, OSHA announced on May 19, 2020, that all employers subject to the recordkeeping requirement now must make that determination. Under the prior guidance, only employers in industries such as healthcare, emergency response, and correctional institutions were required to investigate COVID-19 cases in order to determine if they are work-related. ..

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