OSHA Expands Inspections & COVID-19 Reporting

On Tuesday of this week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new policy regarding inspections and enforcement during the coronavirus pandemic as well as the obligation of employers to record COVID-19 cases within their workforce. Beginning Monday, May 26, the agency will begin to resume the usual level of in-person inspections of…

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OSHA Publishes COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Plan

The Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) last week published an Interim Enforcement Response Plan that provides guidance to OSHA personnel on handling complaints, referrals and severe illness reports related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides insight for employers on OSHA’s intent to prioritize complaint investigations relating higher risk of COVID-19 exposure with the hope…

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