There is no specific OSHA standard covering COVID-19. However, some OSHA requirements may apply to preventing occupational exposure to COVID-19. We have provided some important links to the actual OSHA articles we have been tracking.
Medical Information: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/medicalinformation.html
Hazard Recognition: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/hazardrecognition.html
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces PDF: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf
- Workplace exposures: https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904
While 29 CFR 1904.5(b)(2)(viii) exempts recording of the common cold and flu, COVID-19 is a recordable illness when a worker is infected on the job.
Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information.
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