COVID-19 Checklist: Do I Need to Report My Employee's Illness?

May 27, 2020Insight

OSHA issued updated guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) regarding their record-keeping requirements for recording occupational illnesses related to cases of COVID-19. The new guidance became effective May 26, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice.

Under OSHA’S record-keeping requirements, employers are responsible for reporting a case of COVID-19 as a recordable illness when it:

  1. Is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC);
  2. Is work-related; and
  3. Involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR § 1904.7.

Dinsmore created a checklist for employers to help them determine whether they have a reportable occupational illness. Fill out the form below to make that determination. You can also download a clickable and printable version of the checklist here.