COVID Workplace Safety Construction Webinar: On 11-20-20 Sean Egan, Michigan Director of COVID-19 Workplace Safety answered workplace safety questions related to the requirements outlined in the MIOSHA Emergency Rules related to the construction industry, state expectations and worker’s health and safety requirements.
COVID-19 AS RECORDABLE INCIDENT For details on AGC's role in the revision of OSHA guidelines on limiting the parameters under which COVID-19 is a recordable illness, click here.
OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log. 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.
COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are met:
The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);