Federal and state OSHA agencies are managing a significant increase of workplace safety complaints related to COVID-19, which is prompting their recommendation that employers create exposure control plans. Keep in mind that COVID-19 is an OSHA recordable illness, so you could be finding yourself answering to OSHA if there are COVID-19 complaints made against your business.
Although federal OSHA doesn’t appear to be requiring responses to COVID-19 complaints, some state OSHA agencies are requiring responses and are investigating complaints. Having a solid exposure control plan or contingency plan regarding COVID-19 can be helpful if you are responding to an OSHA complaint and it can also help keep your business and employees safe.
If you do not have a contingency plan in place or are trying to make sure your response plan is on the right track, check out the following webinar: Critical Contingency Planning and Updating your Cleaning Protocols During COVID-19 or reach out to our Manager of Risk Control Services, Rick Barton, at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance.
This article from Business Insurance provides additional information. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Diana Schmidt or Rick Barton.