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OSHA: Employers have 8 hours to report work-related COVID-19 deaths

October 6, 2020

OSHA in May outlined COVID-19 recording requirements but the most recent update addressed reports made directly to the agency.

Overall, OSHA has declined to introduce strict, sweeping measures in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In fact, a group of unions sued, aiming to force the agency to issue temporary emergency workplace standards. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, however, said OSHA was entitled to “considerable deference.”

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