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HR Quick Take: OSHA and the Coronavirus - March 11, 2020

Q: I’m in an industry where we have to record injuries for OSHA. If one of my employees develops COVID-19 (coronavirus) is that a recordable event?


A: In general, OSHA exempts recording standard illnesses such as the cold and flu as part of your injury work exposure logs. However, OSHA has determined that the COVID-19 virus is a recordable illness if a worker is infected due to job exposure. This is separate from the health care requirements that providers report certain illnesses to the Iowa Department of Public Health.



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