About this issue
Maintaining compliance with OSHA regulations has never been more critical. OSHA recommends that employers adopt a layered approach to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and summarizes the many protective measures employers may choose to use.
As employers reassess their COVID-19 workplace practices, they should keep in mind that during the Biden Administration, OSHA has more than tripled its use of the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act to cite employers for COVID-19 hazards not covered by an existing standard. Considering OSHA’s new guidance, employers may need to review policies and procedures regarding any potential COVID-19 exposure to employees and consider developing an infectious disease plan.