Three-Step Guide for Determining Whether COVID-19 Cases Are Work Related

July 22, 2020Alerts

OSHA COVID-19The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires employers to record work-related injuries and illnesses, including confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, because employees experience potential exposure both inside and outside the workplace, OSHA recognizes the difficulty of determining whether a COVID-19 illness is work related. To that end, OSHA has issued guidance with factors for determining when an employee’s confirmed case of COVID-19 is recordable.

This downloadable guide provides a three-step approach employers can follow, based on OSHA's guidance, to determine whether a confirmed case of COVID-19 is work related and/or recordable. To view the guide, click on the image at right.


For more information, please contact Lucy Li at [email protected] or 609.896.3600, or any member of Fox Rothschild LLP’s Labor & Employment Department.

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