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OSHA Revises its COVID-19 Recordkeeping Guidance and Interim Enforcement Response Plan

Little Impact on the Construction Industry

On May 19, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued their latest guidance on recording cases of COVID-19 in the workplace and interim enforcement response plan. The enforcement memos will become effective on May 26, 2020 and rescinds both previously issued memos on each topic. The agency states that the May 19 memos were issued in response to the reopening of economies throughout the country and because confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now been found among workers in industries other than healthcare, emergency response, and correctional institutions, which were the focus of the earlier memos. In general, the newly released guidance will not significantly impact the construction industry. Click here for further information on the guidance.


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