The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued new frequently asked questions and answers regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus. The FAQs help employers apply the agency’s existing injury and illness recording and reporting requirements to COVID-19.

FAQs on Reporting:

  1. How do I report the fatality or in-patient hospitalization of an employee with a confirmed, work-related case of COVID-19?
  2. An employee has been hospitalized with a work-related, confirmed case of COVID-19.  Do I need to report this in-patient hospitalization to OSHA?
  3. An employee has died of a work-related, confirmed case of COVID-19. Do I need to report this fatality to OSHA?

For information on recording cases of COVID-19, see OSHA’s revised enforcement guidance. ABC's general counsel, Littler Mendelson P.C., also published an analysis on new FAQ's on the Littler website. 

Visit OSHA’s coronavirus webpage for updates.