In an article published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Porpoise Evans, a partner in the Firm’s Employment & Labor Division, comments on the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) clarification of the reporting rules for COVID-19-related fatalities.
Employers must now more frequently report COVID-19-related deaths and must continue to record numerous COVID-19 cases among their employees.
“The reporting requirement for fatalities from a work-related COVID-19 infection is triggered when an employee dies within 30 days of being exposed to COVID-19 at work,” said Porpoise. “From the time it learns of the death and knows that the cause of death was a work-related case of COVID-19, the employer will have eight hours to report it to OSHA.”
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