Revised OSHA Injury And Illness Compliance Bulletin
A revised EMA OSHA Injury and Illness Compliance Bulletin is now available and includes updated requirements for COVID-19 recording.
According to OSHA, COVID-19 can be a recordable illness for employers who must comply with Injury and Illness reporting if an employee is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties.
Recording a COVID-19 illness does not, of itself, mean that the employer has violated any OSHA standard. Employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are true:
— The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19,
— The case is work-related, and
— The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in recordable injury and illness (e.g., medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work, etc).
The revised Compliance Bulletin also reflects OSHA changes to NAICS industry categories that now exempt gasoline stations with convenience stores from OSHA Injury and Illness reporting.
Prior to the change, most gasoline stations with convenience stores were already exempt from Injury and Illness requirements under the “primary activity” measurement. Now, all gasoline stations with convenience stores are exempt because they are classified under the general Gasoline Station NAICS category.