May 26, 2020 / Blog Post

New OSHA Guidance: Employers must decide if an employee’s COVID-19 is work-related

Employer Law Report

If an employee tests positive for or is diagnosed with COVID-19, must that be recorded as a work-related illness on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA )records? OSHA says COVID-19 is a work-related illness if the virus is contracted at work. That can be very difficult to determine. Employers should not presume a COVID-19 event is work-related unless there are clear facts to support that conclusion. Mike Underwood explains on the Employer Law Report Blog.