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Do employers need to report COVID cases on OSHA 300 logs?

Yes, employers are responsible for recording work-related cases of COVID-19 illness on their Form 300 logs if the following requirements are met:  (1) the case is a confirmed case of COVID-19; (2) the case is work-related (as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5); and (3) the case involves one or more relevant recording criteria (set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7) (e.g., medical treatment, days away from work).  Employers must follow the requirements in 29 CFR 1904 when reporting COVID-19 fatalities and hospitalizations to OSHA.  See our Express Requests called OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 Reporting

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Jim Emanuel, SHRM-SCP

​Jim Emanuel, has over 30+ years of HR experience encompassing compliance, talent management, employee relations, compensation and leadership and development. Prior to joining SHRM, Jim worked 23 years for a Fortune 500 Healthcare Company most recently in the capacity of Director of HR Compliance. 

Jennifer Chang, SHRM-CP

Jennifer Chang, brings a decade of human resources experience with her to the role of HR Knowledge Advisor.  Jennifer has worked primarily in the government contracting industry in a variety of roles as an HR practitioner (generalist, specialist and director).  She holds a master's degree in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University. 

Robyn Hopper

​Robyn Hopper has 22+ years of experience in the human resources field.  She obtained a BA, in Integrative Studies with a specialty in Social Work from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.  She has worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, for profit and nonprofit along with large and small employers.  

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