New from OSHA: Inspections, Recording and Industry-Specific Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), again, recently issued guidance to address workplace safety issues related to COVID-19. OSHA is receiving complaints from individuals that perceive their employers as not taking the appropriate safety measures to protect employees from exposure to COVID-19. In light of these complaints, and the fact that more and more businesses are returning employees to the workplace, OSHA is making it clear that it intends to ramp up its workplace investigations to determine what steps employers have taken to identify and eliminate COVID-19 workplace hazards. These investigations will be focused on employers that have received complaints, employers that have reported COVID-19 related deaths or hospitalizations, employers that are in high risk categories for employee exposure to COVID-19 (e.g., healthcare, correctional institutions, emergency response organizations) and employers that have received unfavorable media coverage related to their handling of COVID-19. More.


Associated People:

Allen L. Hutson

Practice Area:

Labor & Employment