What Employers Can Expect With the End of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: Your 6-Step Plan | Fisher Phillips

Workplace Safety Standards Not Yet Addressed
There have been no COVID-19 recent guidance updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to the expiration of the COVID-19 PHE. In January 2021, the agency issued guidance designed to help employers protect unvaccinated and other “at risk” workers. As of the date of publication, OSHA’s guidance had not been updated since August 13, 2021.
Similarly, OSHA has not updated its Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or its summary of COVID-19 regulations since July 2021. This means that COVID-19 can still be a recordable illness on OSHA 300 logs mandated by 29 CFR Part 1904 if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties, and other recording criteria are met. See OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements for a summary of recording criteria.
Though OSHA has been silent on any plans to update its COVID-19-related requirements and guidance, it has signaled on its COVID-19 resource website that updates are coming soon to guidance for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. We will continue to monitor OSHA’s reaction and provide updates as they become available.
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